Massachusetts Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

A Massachusetts Assigned VIN is issued to a vehicle if it has none, or its identifying number is destroyed or obliterated, or its motor changed. The Registrar will also issue an Assigned VIN to Kit Vehicles, Specialty Constructed Vehicles, Assembled Vehicles and homemade trailers with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 3,000 lbs.

Assigned VIN Process

First call the Massachusetts State Police Salvage Title Section at 857-368-8454. Advise the officer that you would like to make an appointment for a MA Assigned VIN. He/She will note your name, telephone number and the inspection site you prefer. This information will be forwarded to the inspection site and an officer will call you back to schedule the date and time.

There are five inspection sites located throughout the Commonwealth.

  • Bridgewater
    Massachusetts Highway Department
    Route 24, Exit 15 at Route 104
    1580 Pleasant St.
  • Haverhill
    Massachusetts Highway Department
    Route 495, Exit 50
    Route 97, Broadway
  • Northboro
    Massachusetts Highway Department
    Route 20 at Route 9
  • Revere
    Massachusetts Highway Department
    735 Washington Avenue
    West of Intersection of Route 60 and Route 1
    At Malden line near Linden Square
  • Westfield
    Massachusetts Highway Department
    Route 20
    93 East Main St.

Fees

A $50.00 fee payable by cash, check or money order is required to be paid prior to the inspection.

The $50.00 Fee must be paid at a Registry branch office prior to going to the inspection site. You must bring a completed Application for Massachusetts Assigned VIN and the required fee to the RMV branch. All checks must be made payable to MassDOT.

You must bring the following with you to the inspection site:

  • The Application for Massachusetts Assigned VIN in duplicate.
  • The original fee payment receipt.
  • Ownership documents, including; Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (MSO, MCO) if new, Certificate of Title if used, and if applicable, receipts evidencing acquisition of all major component parts used to restore the vehicle. In case of used parts, the receipts must contain the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle from which the parts were taken.

Note: At the time of the inspection any restorations to the vehicle must be complete and the vehicle needs to be operational. Although this is not an emission/safety inspection, the vehicle must have all of the required equipment as set for in Motor Vehicle Regulations 540 CMR 4.06.


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