There is good news for consumers, car dealership, registry clerks. The old RMV-1 & RMV-3 forms have been replaced with a new, much better version called the Massachusetts ” ‘Registration and Title Application Form‘
We are one of the fastest insurance agencies for RMV paperwork and it’s a change we welcome! The old forms were confusing, especially coupled with the fact many consumers are left filling them out themselves. One mistake and it’s to the back of the line.
Form text and fields you may be required to fill out at the registry.
A simple “I want to” section lets you select an option easily.
Register and title a vehicle
Transfer plate to a new vehicle*
Reinstate a registration*
Apply for a salvage title
Apply for a title only
Apply for a registration only
Transfer a plate between two vehicles*
Register previously titled vehicle
Title previously registered vehicle*
Transfer vehicle to surviving spouse*
Change plate on existing vehicle with no amendments*
Renew a registration*
“Amend a registration“* (Select the information to be amended. Enter new information in the section indicated.)
Registration Type (B 3.)
Color (B 4.)
Fuel Type (B 8.)
Total Gross Weight (B 12.)
Name (D or F)
Address (D, E or F)
Garaging Address (G)
How to Fill out the New Massachuset Vehicle Registration Form
If you’re like me, any kind of “goverment issued” form just makes me want to do 1 of 2 things. 1st “Go through it as fast as possible and get it over with” and 2nd “I’ll look at it later”. So if you’re like me and I know most of you are I’ll do my best to simplify the RMV Form & Registration Form/Process in the state of Massachusetts step-by-step.
A. Service Type
A. Service Type Select the transaction to be performed. Provide the plate number below if applicable. Transactions/Amendments in bold require an insurance stamp. Italicized transactions may require an insurance stamp. Transactions with * require plate type and number above.
B. Vehicle Information
B1. Enter the VIN# (Vehicle Identification Number) B2 Body Style
New Body Styles These body styles became effective March 1, 2010. They include:
BACKH – A backhoe
BOX – A box truck
BUCKT – A bucket truck
CAMP – A un-powered camper (i.e. a trailer)
CONST – A vehicle used for construction LOADR – A machine used in construction that is primarily used to “load” material
LSV – A low speed vehicle RAMP – A ramp truck ROLL – A roll-off truck
SUV – A Sport Utility Vehicle For new and existing body styles, new ALARS logic will restrict the issuance of plate types to only those vehicles with body styles appropriate for the plate type.
For Insurance Agents – For example, ALARS will prevent the issuance of semi-trailer plates (SMN) to a Low-Speed Vehicle.
When an incorrect plate type is entered, a message will display on the R1A Screen: “Body Style/Plate Type Configuration Not Allowed.”
C. Title Information
D. Owner 1 Information & Owner 2 Information
E. Lessee Information / In Custody of
F. Business Owner Information
G. Garaging Address (Address where vehicle is principally garaged)
H. Lienholder Information (The bank, financial institution, or private party that financed your vehicle loan.)
If you have a car payment, it’s not your car until you have the title in your hand. The finane company has a lien and the vehicle title has them as primary in the order of “financial interest”.
I. Sales or Use Tax Schedule (Numbers I1 or I2 must be completed by a licensed dealer. Number I3 must be completed for all casual/ private sales. Number I4 is completed for sales tax exemptions by the RMV)
J. Purchase Information
K. Insurance Information
L. Seller Information
M. Certification and Signature of Applicant(s)
With lines being long at times, working with an educated and expert insurance agent at Premier Shield Insurance will enhance your quality of life.
Relatulations and laws are very strict in Massachusetts and we do our best to help educate the public on new insurance changes in Massachusetts like this “New Registration Form“.
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Addtional Mass Registry News & Resources
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles | Mass.gov