Bad Payments Made to the Registry


Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 33, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) will suspend/revoke your permit/license or right to operate, and/or registration indefinitely if you make a bad payment to the RMV. The RMV defines a bad payment as any payment that is rescinded, invalidated, rejected, or not paid in full.

If your license, right to operate, or vehicle registration was suspended due to a bad payment (for example, you paid with a check that was later rejected or you paid with a credit card and later cancelled the payment with the bank), you must make full restitution before your license, right to operate, or vehicle registration can be restored.

A $15.00 fee is charged for all bad payments. A $100.00 fee is also required to reinstate your license or right to operate. A $100.00 fee is required to reinstate your vehicle registration. These fees are payable by cash, certified check, or money order only made payable to MassDOT. This payment may be made at any RMV Full Service Center or you can mail your payment to:

Attn: Revenue Control
Registry of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205-5889

IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT MAIL CASH - Payments via the mail should be made using either a certified check or money order payable to MassDOT.

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