Massachusetts Registration Information

Registering A Vehicle In Massachusetts

Insurance-related forms are required for registering a vehicle and making other changes to your registration, insurance, or plates. Don't worry; we can help you understand the paperwork.

Registration fees vary by plate type. A $75.00 title fee and the applicable sales tax will also be collected. Additional information about fees, forms and procedures can be found at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles site, but below you'll find some common situations.

I've just purchased a car from a dealer.

In order to register your vehicle, the Registry of Motor Vehicles requires you to provide them with a completed Application for Registration and Title (RMV-1) form. How we process your RMV-1 form depends on the type of purchase you've made.

My dealer offers electronic vehicle registration.

Please have your dealer complete and sign the form, and fax it to GEICO, Attn: your policy number, at (866) 955-3146. Once we receive a completed and signed copy of the form from your dealer, we will complete the insurance portions and fax the form back to the number provided. This will occur within 30 minutes of the time we receive the form.

My dealer does not offer electronic vehicle registration.

Please have your dealer complete and sign the form, and mail it to us at the following address:

RMV Unit – Underwriting
GEICO
300 Crosspoint Parkway
Getzville, NY 14068

Once we receive a completed and signed copy of the form from your dealer, we will complete the insurance portions of the form and return it.

In a rush? For expedited processing, you may overnight mail the form to us, and if you would like us to return it using overnight mail, you must include a pre-paid overnight envelope.

I've just purchased a car from an individual.

Please call us at (800) 841-3000 and we will email an electronic RMV-1 form to the email address you provided or send a physical form to your mailing address. For your convenience, GEICO will complete the insurance portions of the form for you. Please complete the other portions of the form before you take it to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

I've just moved into Massachusetts.

Please follow the same instructions above for "I've just purchased a car from an individual."

Changes To Registration, Plates Or Insurance

There are other common situations requiring RMV forms; we've outlined some below. If any of the following conditions apply to you, please call us at (800) 841-3000 and we will gladly send you the RMV-3 form with the insurance portions of the form completed for you.

Insurance Changes

I'm changing insurance companies:
Although not required, you may request an updated registration showing GEICO as your insurance company. Note: The RMV may charge a fee for this update of your registration.

I'm reinstating my lapsed insurance policy:
You have had a lapse of insurance coverage of over 30 days prior to purchasing your new GEICO policy.

Changes To Registration Or Plates

  • I'm changing to a different plate number or plate type
  • I need to change the information shown on my current registration
  • I'm renewing my current registration (same name/same vehicle) and
    • I did not receive a printed renewal by mail or
    • I received a renewal form which contained incorrect information

More Information

For questions about the RMV-1 or RMV-3 forms, please call us at (800) 841-3000. For more information about your policy, please call us, create an account, or log into your policy. For more information on registering a vehicle, fees or frequently asked questions, visit the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.