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RMV Business Partner Website

April 8, 2024 Effective immediately, the RMV Business Partner Communication website that resided on massrmv.com has been redirected to Mass.Gov/RMV. The new website URL is https://www.mass.gov/rmv-business-partners. The website pages have been updated and moved to a central location which provides improved access. Read the full update here. Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353 or via email at [email protected].

Updated Company Auto Filings – March 2024

March 27, 2024 MAIA periodically visits the Division of Insurance to collect the latest information about each company’s private passenger automobile insurance rules, rates, and forms filings. Recent changes and updates are presented here. Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353 or via email at [email protected].

DOR’s Child Support Services Division

March 3, 2024 Effective April 1, the Department of Revenue (DOR) will change the name of its Child Support Enforcement Division to the Child Support Services Division. ATLAS, RMV webpages, and all RMV letters that reference child support requirements will be updated to reflect the new name this week. The next version of the Driver’s Manual…

Private Passenger Residual Market Modifications to Manual Rules, Amendments to Rule 27.

Effective May 1, 2024, the Private Passenger Residual Market Modifications to Manual Rules have been approved.  SUVs are included in section B with pick-ups and vans now have the limitation on delivery that is only “incidental to the insured’s business of installing, maintaining or repairing furnishings or equipment” and they also increased the GVWR from…

Lease Buyout Dealer Advisory

March 3, 2024 The RMV has received questions from dealerships about the process of purchasing a vehicle at the conclusion of a lease agreement, commonly known as a lease buyout. The questions are about instances where the buyout has taken an extended amount of time (more than 20 business days) and the purchaser/lessee had to rent…

Haitian Creole Driver’s Manual

March 3, 2024 A Haitian Creole version of the July 2023 Passenger (Class D) Driver’s Manual has been printed and will soon be distributed to all RMV Service Centers. It will also be available to order on the RMV website (Mass.Gov/myRMV) on March 28. The Haitian Creole Driver’s Manual has the same design as the English,…

Road Test Location Closures

February 27, 2024 Effective March 1, 2024, at the close of business, the following Class D Road Test locations will no longer be available for scheduling: Avon (Central Mass Safety Council Road Test Site) Framingham (Central Mass Safety Council Road Test Site) Holyoke (Department of Conservation and Recreation Fitzpatrick Arena Skating Rink) West Boylston (Central…

Search by Name added to Police Crash Report Request Transaction

February 26, 2024 A standard or certified copy of a motor vehicle police crash report can be requested by an Individual involved in the crash or a Permitted User under the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). The online transaction to request a copy of a police crash report has been amended to include fields…

Vermont Title Changes – Revised

February 20, 2024 On January 1, 2024, Vermont changed its title law to title all vehicles and trailers regardless of age. This was described in the training update titled “Rhode Island and Vermont Title Changes,” dated January 10. However, due to a statute change, Vermont only has rescinded their change and has reverted to the previous title…

Updated Company Auto Filings – February 2024

February 12, 2024 MAIA periodically visits the Division of Insurance to collect the latest information about each company’s private passenger automobile insurance rules, rates, and forms filings. Recent changes and updates are presented here. Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353 or via email at [email protected].

Revised Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report

February 5, 2024 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report (form number CRASH102) has been revised. The areas in Section A where customers enter details of the route/roadway/address where a crash occurred have been renumbered to A6 and A7 to make this section, and the instructions on the first page, clearer. The revised version…

Registry Procedures Manual Update!

January 29, 2024 This online “flipbook” manual is a MUST for every agent who writes MA automobile insurance and deals with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles! The Registry Procedures Manual (RPM) allows subscribers to utilize keyword searches to find what they need and is automatically updated regularly throughout the year. Check out what’s new HERE.…

AAA Road Test Locations

January 29, 2024 AAA Northeast, which expanded its partnership with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to offer road testing at certain AAA branches in the summer of 2023, will end road test services at AAA Worcester and AAA Rockland as of February 1, 2024. Read the full update here.  Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353…

First-Time School Bus and School Pupil Plate Issuance – New Locations

January 23, 2024 Effective immediately, in addition to the existing locations, first-time school bus plates and school pupil plates are now available for initial issuance at the Brockton, North Adams, Taunton, and Worcester RMV Service Centers. Read the full update here. Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353 or via email at [email protected].

Non-Resident Short-Term Registration Expiration Date Change

January 23, 2024 Non-Resident Short-Term Registrations are available to out-of-state residents purchasing a motor vehicle (NOT including trailers or mopeds) from a dealer in Massachusetts. These registrations were originally valid for 9 days from the transaction date. Effective January 18, Non-Resident Short-Term Registrations issued January 18 or later will be valid for 15 days from the transaction…

Rhode Island and Vermont Title Changes

January 12, 2024 Effective January 1, 2024, Rhode Island and Vermont both made changes to their title law. View the update here. Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353 or via email at [email protected].

Online Crash Report Request Transaction Restored

January 12, 2024 The ability to request a copy online of a Police Crash Report has been restored. The amended process supports changes to our data-sharing policy and access to the RMV systems to comply with the Work and Family Mobility Act that went into effect on July 1, 2023. Read the full update here.…

Updated Company Auto Filings – January 2024

January 9, 2024 MAIA periodically visits the Division of Insurance to collect the latest information about each company’s private passenger automobile insurance rules, rates, and forms filings.  Recent changes and updates are presented here. Questions? Contact Kathy Cormier at 508-634-7353 or via email at [email protected].