Original Titles

Titles and Salvage Vehicles

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To obtain a new title for your vehicle, also known as a Title Only on the Application for Registration and Title (RMV-1 form), you must submit the following in person at any RMV Full Service Center or by mail.

Registry of Motor Vehicles
Title Division
PO Box 55885
Boston, MA 02205

  • An Application for Title (RMV-1 Form) completed and signed by the owner. If the vehicle was purchased from a Massachusetts licensed dealer, the dealer will complete the RMV-1 Form. If there is a lien against the vehicle, the lienholder information must be complete and accurate on the RMV-1 Form.
  • Certificate of Origin (new vehicles only), previous owner's Certificate of Title assigned to the new owner, Dealer Re-Assignment form (if applicable), or the previous registration and the bill of sale (for vehicles that are exempt from title because of their age)
  • $75.00 title fee
  • 6.25% MA sales tax or applicable sales tax exemption form

If you are an out of state dealer or a service provider, and are seeking to title and register a vehicle for a Massachusetts resident, you may mail the required documentation to the following address:

Registry of Motor Vehicles
Registration Department
PO Box 55885
Boston, MA 02205

Transactions that do not include all of the required documentation will be returned to the sender for completion. All titles that are mailed to be processed must include an Application for Title and Registration (RMV-1 form) and any supporting documentation.

Note: Titles that are mailed in without any other documentation will be returned to the sender.

When will I receive the title?

Please allow two (2) to four (4) weeks for the tile to be processed and mailed. If there is a lienholder on the vehicle, by law the title will be mailed directly to the lienholder.

Please Note: If you are going to title and register your vehicle, you must go to a licensed Massachusetts insurance agent to obtain an active insurance policy and have the agent stamp and sign your RMV-1 Form.

Additional Information:

Check the status of your title: Title/Lien Inquiry

Detailed policies, information, and instructions on how to obtain a title: Obtaining a Massachusetts Title





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