Replace Registration in Massachusetts

If your Massachusetts car registration has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the RMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local RMV.

3: Via a RMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local RMV office. Varying RMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the RMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your RMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Replacing Your Massachusetts Car Registration

Lost your Massachusetts car registration? You can apply for a duplicate (for a fee of $25) in person at any RMV office, online or by phone. 

To replace your registration online, you will need to visit Make sure to have available your drivers license number, license plate number, type of tag and credit card number before you begin.

If you would rather renew your Massachusetts car registration by phone, call the Massachusetts RMV Telephone Center (list of numbers available at and be prepared to provide the same information required for the online process.

If you do not have access to a computer or phone, you can head into your local RMV office to apply for a duplicate Massachusetts vehicle registration certificate. You will be asked to provide your driver’s license number, license plate number, type of tag and cash, check, or money order to pay the $25 fee. For a list of RMV offices, visit