Title Policy

The Registry of Motor Vehicles Title Division oversees the titling of vehicles in Massachusetts. The Title Division is responsible for enforcing Title-related laws, policies, and rules set forth by both Registry of Motor Vehicles Regulations and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90D.


This section provides a description of general Title information such as:

      What is a Title?

      What vehicles need Titles?

      What vehicles do not need Titles?


This section also provides current Registry of Motor Vehicles Title Division laws, policies, and regulations regarding:

      How to obtain a Massachusetts Title

      The salvage process for total loss vehicles

      The process of transferring a vehicle between owners

      Title issues regarding financed vehicles, including lienholder requirements

      Correcting any errors or amending any information on a Title

      How to obtain historical information on a Title

      Business entity requirements for obtaining a Title in its name, categorized by company types and the individual requirements for each

      The issuance of vehicle identification numbers assigned by the state of Massachusetts

      Title Fees

      Branding a Title


Please see the individual sections for specific policies and requirements for each area of Title Policy.