Expiration Policy

This section provides the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ current expiration policy.


The responsibility of renewing a Massachusetts license/ID card before the expiration date lies solely with the holder of the Massachusetts license/ID card. The Registry of Motor Vehicles no longer mails Massachusetts license/ID card renewal notices. A customer must check the expiration date printed on the Massachusetts license/ID card.


A customer may check the status of his/her license and eligibility to renew over the Internet by accessing the License Inquiry link from the list of online transactions.