MA Registration 7 Day Transfer Law: How It Really Works

The 7 Day Transfer Rule in MA is one of the most misunderstood rules regarding registrations. Many drivers and auto dealers believe that the RMV allows you to transfer plates from one vehicle to another, and provides you with 7 days to process the transfer at the RMV. While this is true, there are certain stipulations involved.

The MA Law regarding the 7 Day Transfer Law is printed on all registrations. It reads as follows:

A person who has attained 18 years of age and who transfers the ownership of a registered