Heading to the Massachusetts RMV – or really any state’s Registry or Department of Motor Vehicles – has always been a notoriously painstaking process. Fortunately, thanks to a recent overhaul and new computer system, ATLAS, Massachusetts’ RMV customers are starting to experience an easier, quicker, and more convenient customer experience whether they engage with the RMV in person, on the web, by mail, or by phone.
On March 26, 2018, in conjunction with the system updates, the RMV also revised requirements for individuals looking to obtain or renew a MA Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit or MA ID Card. An important thing to note – always start the license, permit or ID process by visiting mass.gov/ID! On the new site, you will be able to start your application online by answering a few questions. You may even be able to complete your transaction online and avoid having to make the trek to visit an RMV Service Center. If you can’t finish your transaction online, at the end of the questionnaire, you will be provided with a complete application and list of required documents that you will need to bring with you to a RMV Service Center.
Based on all the information provided by the RMV, we’ve put together a handy checklist to help you determine the types of documents you should be prepared to bring along…
A Drivers License or Permit is just the first step – Make sure your auto insurance gives you the coverage you need as well.
Once you obtain your new permit or license, if you need insurance, visit www.rogersgray.com/quote. In Massachusetts, state law requires every driver to be insured. Failure to do so can result in severe penalties that may include monetary fines and jail time. When shopping for insurance there are numerous considerations, and the bottom line is that regardless of price the main goal is to ensure that appropriate coverage limits are in place in the event of an accident. A RogersGray insurance advisor will be happy to talk you through all your insurance options to find the coverage that is right for you.