Some Massachusetts dealerships are on the “Drive Program”. They are allowed to fax the necessary paperwork to us to be stamped and certified, we fax it back to them, and they issue your plates and registration right from the dealership. Please remember we need your permission before we can do anything, so please call us.
If dealership is not in MA, is not on the Drive Program, or you are buying the vehicle from a private person, you will need to bring the paperwork into our office to be stamped and certified before it goes to the Registry.
If you are going to have a loan on the vehicle, the bank will require proof of insurance before they issue you the check to pay for the car. This is called a “binder”. You need to call us with the year, make, model, and VIN number of the vehicle so that we can issue the binder. We will also need the name and address of the bank you are using.
Once the bank gets the binder, they will give you the check to purchase the car. You give the seller the check and they give you the Title to the car. You also need a Bill of Sale, unless the Title has a space on the back to write down the sale price of the car.
We will need the Title to the new vehicle, and the bill of sale (if applicable). If the vehicle is new, we need the window sticker. We also need the registration of your prior vehicle if you are transferring the plates from that vehicle. After we check the paperwork and stamp and certify it, you can bring the paperwork to the Registry yourself, or our runner can take it for you for a $20 fee.