Amending Information on the Front of a Massachusetts Title

If a customer discovers that the information on his/her Title is incorrect or needs to be changed, he/she may request to amend the Title. To add or amend lienholder information, please see the Adding/Amending a Lienholder section.

 

The customer should never try to manually correct or alter any information on the front of the Title. A Certificate of Title that has been altered or defaced will be considered void by the Registry. A customer must apply for an amended Title with the correct information.

 

Once the Title Division reviews and approves the request to amend the Title, the Registry will mail the amended Title to the owner’s address on record or lienholder if applicable.

 

Note: Adding or deleting an owner from the Title is not considered an amendment. This is considered a transfer of ownership and a new Title must be applied for. For more information on transferring ownership, please see the Transfer of Ownership section.

 

Applying for a Title Amendment

To apply for a Title amendment, customers must submit the following required documents by mail or at an RMV Service Center:

      A completed Title Amendment Form. All owners must sign the amendment form

      The Original Certificate of Title

      Title Amendment Fee. Please see the Title Fees section for the applicable fee.

 

Note: If the vehicle has an active registration, the registration may also need to be corrected. The customer should contact his/her insurance company and have an insurance agent complete and stamp an RMV-3 Form.

 

Correcting the Odometer Listed on the Massachusetts Title

To correct the odometer reading listed on a Title, customer must submit the following documents:

      Completed Title Amendment Form. All owners must sign the application form

      Notarized Affidavit of Correction, written by the person who made the incorrect statement, attesting to the true and accurate mileage of the vehicle. This statement must be witnessed and signed by a notary public. If the person making the statement is acting on behalf of a company, the affidavit must be on company letterhead. Faxes and photocopies are not accepted

      The original Certificate of Title

      Title Amendment Fee. Please see the Title Fees section for the applicable fee

 

The Notarized Affidavit of Correction must contain:

      The vehicle description: Including VIN, year, make, and model and Title number

      Statement of the incorrect mileage and what the correct mileage is

      Affidavit must be on business letterhead if the person making the affidavit is acting on behalf of a business

 

If a customer receives his/her Massachusetts Title with incorrect information listed, and he/she believes it may be a Registry error, he/she may contact the Title Division to research the error.

 

Change of Name for a Business Entity on a Massachusetts Title

A business entity can change its name by filing Articles of Amendment with the Secretary of State's office. If a company changes its name, an amended Title that displays the new name is required. The customer must submit all of the following to the Registry of Motor Vehicles Title Division:

      A completed and signed Title Amendment Form

      The original Certificate of Title

      A copy of the Articles of Amendment

      Title Amendment Fee. Please see the Title Fees section for the applicable fee.

 

When two corporations merge, or a new company is incorporated and a customer wishes to title a vehicle in the new corporation’s name, this is not a Title amendment, but a transfer of ownership from one entity to another. Therefore, a new registration and/or Title must be applied for in the new company’s name. Please note that because this transaction is a transfer of ownership, sales/use tax may be due.

 

For more information on change of ownership, please see the Transfer of Ownership section.

 

For more information on sales/use tax, please see the Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax Requirements section.