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RTA Questions & Answers

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of April 2024. Questions & Answers A few questions have come up at our agency, and I was hoping you could help. If a dealership (non-drive) sells a vehicle, is that dealership responsible for completing the RTA? If it is a…

Lease Buyout and Plate Reassignment

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of April 2024. Question Quick question for you. I’ve noticed recently that the registry has allowed folks buying out their leases to keep the same plates. Can you tell me what we check off on the RTA to indicate this? Answers…

RTA and Personal Information

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of October 2023. Question I hope all is well in your corner of the insurance universe!! We have been advised long ago by our IT/Security firm that MA Privacy Laws prohibit the emailing of driver’s licenses as well as other data.…

Disability Tax Exemption

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of July 2023. Question I hope all is well with you. I have a friend that I am trying to help out as her dad’s insurance person is not helpful with a question she has. I am hoping you can assist…

Canadian Vehicles

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect as of June 2023. Question We had an insured come in with a vehicle that was gifted to him from his parents in Canada. Do you know what we need to do to get it registered in Massachusetts? Thanks! Answer Kathy Cormier:…

RMV Title Question

*This question was answered based on current rules, regulations & statutes in effect in November 2022. Question I have a Dr. who bought out his leased vehicle; the current lease is in his medical practice name. The leasing company “sold “the vehicle to the medical practice naming the practice on the bill of sale and…

Can a Bobcat be Registered?

Question Can a Bobcat be registered?  This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on October 20, 2021: Can a Bobcat (very small four-wheel front loader that cleans the sidewalks of snow) be registered? Please advise! Thanks! Answer Kathy Cormier:  In the opinion of the Massachusetts RMV, a Bobcat (Skid Steer) is…

License Suspension Hearing

Question License Suspension Hearing:  This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on July, 2022: I have a customer that had their license suspended but has now cleared up all the issues for the suspension. What is the easiest way to get a hearing? Do you think walking into the Milford…

Antique Plate on Tractor

Question   Antique Plate on Tractor: This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on December, 2020: I am trying to find information in the Registry Procedures manual about registering a Tractor Trailer/Semi-trailer for personal use.  It’s a 1972 Peterbilt and is used personally and he is trying to register it…

New Registry Check Policy Change

Question New Registry Check Policy Change This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on June 14, 2021 I’m not sure if you are the correct person to reach out to, but I saw your contact information online and thought you might be a great starting point. I’m trying to find…

Surviving Spouse and Original Title

Question Surviving Spouse and Original Title This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on March 2, 2021 Can you please check with registry. Vehicle is registered in husbands name only he has passed away. There is still a loan on the car and bank says loan is in both…

Trailer C of O’s

Question   Trailer C of O’s This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on October 28, 2021: We are having this problem the RMV keeping the original Certificates of Origin and not accepting copies.  We are sending copies to the RMV but they are declining our paperwork saying they need…

NH Driver on a MA Policy

Question NH Driver on MA Policy This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on July 29, 2021 I am hoping that you can assist me… I have an insured who is adamant that I am incorrect because he has “been insured this way for years.” He has a NH Driver’s…

Power of Attorney and Surviving Spouse Affidavit

Question Power of Attorney and Surviving Spouse Affidavit This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on July 23, 2021 Vehicle in Husband/Wife name. Wife passed Husband has dementia Daughter has POA for father Can daughter sign the surviving spouse affidavit with the POA to sell the vehicle? Answer Kathy Cormier:  Yes,…

Duplicate Permit

Question Duplicate Permit:  This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on December, 2020: We have an insured that ordered a duplicate permit for his son months ago and still has not received it. Would appreciate any information that you can provide regarding the status from Mass DOT. Please let me know…

School Bus Conversion and Plate Type

Question   School Bus Conversion and Plate Type This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on October 6, 2021: I have an insured that purchased a school bus. They intend to use it for personal use only. Am I able to obtain a private passenger plate for this? Auto home…

School Bus Conversion and Plate Type

Question School Bus Conversion and Plate Type This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on October, 2021: I have an insured that purchased a school bus. They intend to use it for personal use only. Am I able to obtain a private passenger plate for this? Auto home plate?…

Blank Check with RMV

Question Blank Check with RMV This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on July 26, 2021 We wish to thank you for all your help with the registry. We do have a question on what the registry is currently doing. If an insured buys a vehicle from a non-dealer you…