Monday, March 19, 2018
If you have any need to complete a transaction with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, whether online or in person, be aware that all RMV public functions will be unavailable from 7 PM, March 22 until 8 AM March 26. This applies to vehicle inspections at service stations, RMV functions at car dealerships and AAA office, and all RMV service locations.
The Registry will be switching to a brand new computer system, called ATLAS, this software will meet new federal and state requirements. The new systems will allow the state to issue federally mandated REAL ID credentials to the public who will need a REAL ID. Following the attacks of 9/11, Congress adopted laws to standardize IDs - a Real ID will be needed to board an airplane begging October of 2020.
The new computer system replaces one that is more than three decades old; it will have faster, easier, and more customer features. In addition, the RMV is significantly redesigning its web portal to provide customers with new online options and the ability to complete 13 new online functions, for a total of more than 40 transactions. ATLAS will also help the RMV with efficiency and connecting the law enforcement community to the data they need.
If you have questions or need more information you can visit the RMV online at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/alert-no-rmv-services