• rmv Sep 21, 2021

    Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles Resumes Some Service Options

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles on Monday resumed offering some services that had been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-one locations statewide will offer appointments for in-person vehicle and driver services, walk-in visits, and business-to-business transactions, which includes bulk transactions for auto dealers and insurance agents, the agency said in a prior statement. Also, the Attleboro location…

  • rmv Apr 18, 2021

    Car Inspection Stations in Mass. Are Back Up and Running. Here's What to Know

    Vehicle inspections resumed Saturday at most Massachusetts inspection stations following a malware attack on the vendor technology that issues inspection stickers. Applus Technologies, the vendor used in the commonwealth and several other states, was hit by a cyberattack on March 30, which suspended its inspection stations from operating. The issue was fixed in time for inspections to resume Saturday morning,…

  • Applus Technologies Apr 16, 2021

    State Inspections to Resume Saturday at Most Mass. Stations

    State inspections will resume this weekend at most Massachusetts inspection stations, officials said Friday. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles said beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, most stations will be able to issue inspection stickers again after a malware attack on Applus Technologies, the vendor used in the commonwealth and several other states. The state noted that Applus is working…

  • Applus Technologies Apr 13, 2021

    RMV Extends Grace Period For Expired Inspection Stickers

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday extended a grace period for certain extended inspection stickers after a malware attack on a vendor impacted inspection stations. In a statement, the RMV said vehicles with expired inspection stickers from March and April 2021 would have until May 31 to be inspected. People who purchased a new vehicle and registered it…

  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Apr 12, 2021

    RMV Inspections Could Be Delayed for Another Week

    The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has given a new date of Saturday, April 17, for when they expect service to be restored.

  • Applus Technologies Apr 12, 2021

    RMV Inspection System May Be Offline for Another Week

    It may be at least another week before motor vehicle inspection services can get back up and running in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced Friday that its vendor for handling vehicle inspections, Applus Technologies, believes it will restore service by Saturday, April 17, meaning car owners will have to wait a bit longer for an updated…

  • rmv Apr 5, 2021

    Mass. Vehicle Inspection Sticker System Remains Down Following Malware Attack

    Massachusetts residents seeking inspection stickers for their vehicles will have to wait at least one more day, officials said Monday. The computer network used by the state Registry of Motor Vehicles to provide safety and emissions inspections was taken offline last week because of a malware threat and the vendor that runs the program says it won’t be back...

  • rmv Apr 2, 2021

    Malware Attack Takes Mass. Auto Inspection System Down

    The automobile inspection system remains down in Massachusetts Friday, a day after the calendar turned to a new month that will render scores of March stickers with the number 3 invalid. The Registry of Motor Vehicles said the problem stems from a malware attack affecting one of its vendors, Applus Technologies. According to the company, it “detected and stopped” the…

  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Feb 23, 2021

    New Push on Beacon Hill to Help Drivers Trapped by Invalid License Suspensions

    A bill filed by state Sen. Eric Lesser would give the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles discretion over whether to suspend someone’s driving privileges in certain cases. The move comes after the RMV penalized thousands of drivers in Massachusetts in recent months for violations they committed previously outside the state.

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