Voluntary Surrender and Reissuance

A customer has the option to voluntarily give up his/her right to drive because he/she may pose a threat to himself/herself or to others. In some instances a doctor may recommend or insist on this. Voluntary surrender of a permit/license does not have the negative insurance ramifications that a suspension or revocation of permit/license has. In addition, upon surrender, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will issue the customer a Massachusetts ID card.


To voluntarily surrender a permit/license, the customer needs to complete the Voluntary Surrender Affidavit form. Completing this form indicates that the customer understands he/she is giving up his/her permit/license.