DMV.com - your advisor for Massachusetts DMV issues (not from Massachusetts? Select another state)

Compare Auto Insurance Rates and Save - DMV.com Exclusive

How to Apply for a Massachusetts Identification Card

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) issues non-driver identification cards to State residents who don't have a valid ID card, driver license or instruction permits from the State or any other jurisdiction. The ID card can be used to prove your identity, age, and residence in a variety of situations. The identification card is valid for five years, and expires on your birthday five years after it was issued. Massachusetts issues two types of official identification cards, the Massachusetts ID and Massachusetts Liquor ID.

APPLYING FOR AN MASSACHUSETTS ID CARD

  1. Locate the Registry of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. You must be at least 16 years of age to obtain a Massachusetts ID.
  3. You must be at least 21 years of age to obtain a Massachusetts Liquor ID.
  4. Complete the application form which is available at any RMV office or down load Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Application form.
  5. Bring the completed application form, with proper identification.
  6. You must also provide proof of your Social Security Number (SSN) or an acceptable written denial letter not more than 30 days old.
  7. Provide proof of Massachusetts residence.
  8. Pay the ID card application fee, currently $15 and the liquor ID fee of $25 by cash or check. Confirm the exact fee with your local RMV Office.
  9. You must also surrender any valid driver license or instruction permit issued by the state of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction.

RENEWING AN MASSACHUSETTS ID CARD

  1. Locate the Registry of Motor Vehicles nearest you, as you will have to apply for the ID card in person. You cannot apply online.
  2. Bring proper identification.
  3. You must also provide proof of your Social Security Number (SSN) or an acceptable written denial letter not more than 30 days old.
  4. Provide proof of Massachusetts residence, in the event that your address has changed.
  5. Pay the ID card renewal fee, currently $15, by cash or check. Confirm the exact fee with your local RMV Office.

REPLACING A LOST, STOLEN, OR DESTROYED ID CARD

You may be issued a replacement identification card if your original ID card has been lost, stolen or destroyed, or if you have had a name or address change.
  1. Locate the Registry of Motor Vehicles nearest you, if you will have to apply for the ID card in person.
  2. You can apply online for a replacement.
  3. You can also contact the telephone center.
  4. Bring proper identification. You will be asked to present one piece of primary identification and two pieces of secondary identification.
  5. You must also provide proof of your Social Security Number (SSN) or an acceptable written denial letter not more than 30 days old.
  6. Provide proof of Massachusetts residence, in the event that your address has changed. If your name has changed, you must provide proof of name change.
  7. Pay the ID card replacement fee, currently $15, by cash or check. Confirm the exact fee with your Registry of Motor Vehicles

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Auto Insurance Comparison

by DMV.com
Find the Best Rates
and save money