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 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.
Once your vehicle is added to your policy, 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.
My dealer does not offer electronic vehicle registration.
Once your vehicle is added to your policy, you may request your RMV form for your vehicle. From your mobile device, you can request the form using our Chat feature when you log in to your policy or access it through the GEICO Mobile app. You can also call us at (800) 841-3000.
I've just purchased a car from an individual.
To add your vehicle, you can log in to your policy and create your RMV-1 form with ease. Once created, you will be able to print and complete the form in order to take it to the Registry.
I've just moved into Massachusetts.
You will need to log in to your policy and select the "Change Address" link to update your address. Once your address has been updated, look for the "MA Vehicle Registration" link located under the "What's Next?" section to create your RMV form.
When moving into Massachusetts with a leased vehicle, you will need to obtain the title for your vehicle in order to register in Massachusetts. From your mobile device, you can request your title using our Chat feature when you log in to your policy or access it through the GEICO Mobile app. You can also call us at (800) 841-3000. We will gladly request the title for you from your leasing company. You will receive your title in approximately 4–6 weeks, along with your RMV-1 form to register your vehicle.
Note: If you are moving from New York to Massachusetts, please call us at (800) 841-3000.
Changes to Registration, Plates or Insurance
There are other common situations requiring RMV forms which are outlined below. If any of the following conditions apply to you, please contact us and we will gladly send you the RMV-3 form with the insurance portions of the form completed for you. From your mobile device, you can request the form using our Chat feature when you log in to your policy or access it through the GEICO Mobile app. You can also call us at (800) 841-3000.
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
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, use the Chat feature in the GEICO Mobile app, create an account, or log in to your policy. For more information on registering a vehicle, fees, or frequently asked questions, visit the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.