Last week the RMV announced that it is now permissible to reassign regular Red plates to a different person. Previously only Reserved or Vanity plates could be reassigned, usually to a family member. Family members who wanted to take over their mom or dad’s regular plates were out of luck. Now you can. Remember we provide free Registry service for our clients so call us at 781-598-5000 if you need help.
In my last blog I told the tale of two customers who bought watercraft from private parties and the trailers that carried the watercraft were included as part of the sale. Last time I stressed the need to have proof of prior ownership in order to register the trailer in MA. In this blog I will stress the need to get a bill of sale that lists the trailer separately from the boat including the price paid. These days the sales tax for the trailer is paid at the RMV at the time it is being registered.
We have had two clients in the last two weeks come in to register trailers that they bought out of state from private parties. In both cases the trailers were boat trailers and were thrown in with the purchase of watercraft. Also in both cases our clients had bill of sales from the prior owners but nothing that proved the persons who sold the trailers actually owned them. What constitutes proof of ownership?
I went to the Wilmington RMV yesterday to get my Real ID. The Registry was surprisingly light on foot traffic and because I pre-filled my application online I was in & out in 10 minutes. If you complete your application online the Registry will give you a PRIORITY number which moves you through faster.
One of the services we offer our customers is free Registry services. Yesterday was my turn to head over to the local RMV branch to register a car for one of our clients.
Many times throughout the year we have clients call to tell us that they are trading in a car for a new one. However, when we look up their plate in the Registry it is still active on the old car.
In Massachusetts a new inspection sticker is required every time a vehicle is purchased. The MA inspection sticker is linked directly to the registration.
Congratulations on your newly acquired automobile, a great gift to say the least. The following are the steps to registering your new vehicle.