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The Massachusetts DMV

Massachusetts License Bureau Requirements

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, or MassDOT, serves as the license
bureau for all cities and towns in Massachusetts. This license bureau was created
in 2009 by governor decree, and served to streamline the previous separate
transportation agencies that had been operating in the state. MassDOT is now in
charge of Mass Transit, Highway, Aeronautics, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Specifically, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is the license and registration bureau
for all vehicle and aircraft in the state. This includes overseeing inspection
stations for both non-commercial and commercial vehicles.

Massachusetts Licensing Bureau One Of The First In The Nation

The state of New York was the first state to require owners to register their
automobiles. This began in 1901, as roads in the northeast became clogged with
autos, pedestrians and horse drawn carriages. Massachusetts quickly followed New
York by requiring registration plates in 1903, as well as driver licensing.
Massachusetts officials had already formed a Commission of Inquiry, whose purpose
was to report on the condition of the many roads. The origins of the MassDOT can be
traced back to this Commission.

Today the MassDOT, or license bureau, is available online. Their site has extensive
listings and links including information on driving evaluation programs, elder
driver workshops and information on obtaining commercial licensure. Their site also
offers online quizzes and courses, tips for saving fuel and a car-buying guide.

Different Licenses For Qualified Operators

Massachusetts requires special licensure for the operation of school buses,
motorcycles and commercial vehicles. For people interested in getting a CDL
license, MassDOT offers a written test that must be passed in order to get a permit.
A CDL permit is good for two years. A person who then applies for a commercial
driving license must pass both a written and a driving test.

When taking the road test, the driver has to supply the commercial vehicle. The
driver also has to obtain a valid medical certificate from MassDOT. If someone has
obtained a CDL license in another state, the license bureau allows it to be
converted to a Massachusetts CDL license as long as certain criteria are met. The
criteria includes proof of two years driving experience, copy of driving records and
verification of employment. Massachusetts is considered one of the toughest states
when it comes to CDL licensure, along with California.

Massachusetts License Bureau Allows Online Transactions

The MassDOT has made many transactions available online. This was a move
specifically created to cut down on wait times at local branch offices. License
bureau renewals, duplicates and permits can all be done online. Residents can also
fill out a change of address, request driving records and pay citation fines online.
Massachusetts citizens can also conduct registration renewal and duplicate requests
right from the comfort of their own home. The MassDOT website has forms and manuals
that can be downloaded for quick processing. The Massachusetts license bureau has a
Twitter account and maintains its own blog, both of which can be accessed on their
home site.

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100 MPG: No Drivers License Needed

In today’s economy with gasoline reaching $4 per gallon consumers are looking for ways to save money. There are several states that offer unrestricted regulations on Mopeds. There is no drivers license, license plate, insurance, title, or helmet required to operate a moped in several states. The states of Montana, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virgina are considered some of the states where anyone can operate a Moped without regulations or drivers license required. Considering the cost of drivers license, insurance, license plates and other DMV fees, along with the mileage per gallon sometimes reaching 100 mpg, people are looking into other means of transportation.

Some states require only drivers license to operate mopeds or scooters. There are a few states that are now considering to lessen the rules and regulations, in the events of recent economic conditions and the rise of gasoline prices, on small scooters, electric bicycles, mopeds and even golf carts.

Visit your local license bureau website and check out the rules and regulations on small scooters and mopeds. Check your local craigslist or ebay for used or new ones for sale. You may want to invest in one if the gasoline prices continue to rise.

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Tips When Going to Your DMV Office

Tips For Getting In & Out of the DMV Fast

We all dread it: that snake-like line that forms around the chairs and sometimes out
the door. Even with the invention of smart phones and iPads, the wait still feels
like forever. No one likes to take a whole day off work to run errands. The good
news is there are certain things you can do to make your visit to the Department of
Motor Vehicles as quick and painless as possible.

1. Visit the DMV office at the best times.
– Generally, the best days to visit a license branch are mid-week.
– Avoid Mondays and Fridays, which are the busiest days.
– Generally, the best times to visit a drivers license office is 9:30 – 11:30 am.
– Another good time to visit a drivers license office is 2 – 4 pm.
– Avoid the first and last day of the month and the day following a holiday.

2. Bring the appropriate payment with you.
– Arrive at the DMV office with cash or check.
– If you need to pay using credit, then do it online.

3. Do it from home, if possible.
– Save $3 on your license plate renewal by completing the online form.
– Save $5 on your title application by mailing it in.
– Renew your driver’s license online with your credit card.

4. Look for third party service providers.
– Need your plates renewed? Try a vehicle emission inspection station.
– Need a title or registration renewal? Check your state DMV website for a complete
list of Title-registration service providers.

5. Arrive at the DMV office prepared.
– Have proof of identity (license, permit, passport, military ID, marriage certificate)
– Know your social security number by heart or bring your card with you as proof of ID
– Bring proof of your name and birth date (birth certificate, passport, photo ID)
– Bring proof of your residency (utility bill, piece of mail, school transcript,
employer paycheck, bank account statement, medical assistance card)
– Bring proof of presence if you are an immigrant (certificate of citizenship or
naturalization, alien registration card, or temporary resident card)

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Using Your State License Bureau Online

Using Your State License Bureau Online Service

In today’s economic times a consumer needs to save every penny they can. With the
soaring prices of food and gasoline it only makes sense to do as much of your
running around online.

When getting your license plates renewed for that car, truck, motorcycle, or
recreational vehicle, many state license bureau’s offer simple easy online renewals.
Go to your state DMV license bureau website and look for the link that reads ‘renew
online’. Many states require you to login or register a user name and password to
access your records for their online services. Never choose your social security
number or important numbers for your password or user id. Most state online license
bureau offices charge a small fee if you renew your license plates with a credit
card. If you have a checking account you can save these charges and give your bank
routing number along with your account number and pay by check. If proof of
insurance is required to renew your license plates, most states simply require you
to list your insurance company and policy number. Also if you plan on keeping your
vehicle, renew your license plates for multiple years if possible in your state,
which will save you money.

If you are renewing your drivers license, in most states, you will have to renew
them in person at your local license bureau office.

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License Bureau In North Carolina – No Hassel With Proper Qualifications

Drivers license requirements

The NC License Bureau for getting your drivers license, whether renewed or for the first
time, is set apart from most states concerning their rules and regulations. Not to
worry though. They are really good at fully helping you qualify by telling you
exactly what to do, to make the process as painless as possible.

Even if this is your first learners permit, drivers license, or, you are from
another state, moving to NC needing to meet the standards here, it can be a smooth
transition. Just follow guide lines.

Required renewal information

It is fairly easy to let time get away from you, so keep a check on your license
expiration date. Although it is against the law to drive without a valid license, in
case they did accidently slip by you, then you still have one full year to get
license renewed.

Conveniently, you can renew early, as much as six months before they are actually
due. As well, be sure your insurance is up to date, as this is a required rule in

There is a span of 8 years in between renewals, up to 53 years of age. However, the
time drops to five years after you reach 54.

You must be in person for all NC transactions having to do with driving a vehicle.

Drivers operating a tractor – trailer commercial license should always check with
the DMV Office before needing to renew as rules and regulations change periodically
for these type of jobs.

What to bring to the drivers license office

Two main types of proof of your identity to get license renewed is:

* your Social Security Card
* A valid drivers North Carolina Drivers License

Also bring:

* Glasses for eye test if you wear them
* Good knowledge of written test to pass as well as road signs test
* Fee cost for regular renewal currently is four dollars

If, for some reason your driving privileges have been suspended, you need to take a
copy of your driving records. You may also want to get a special attorney, who deals
basically in driving violations. This is not required however.

Misplaced or lost drivers license

Sometimes things just disappear without any reason why. If you can not locate your
card and you are sure it is lost, here are easy steps to replace it.

1. Go to your Department of Motor Vehicles license branch ( Have a family member
drive you ) immediately and tell them your license is lost.Urgency is extremely
important because your license card could fall into wrong hands.
2. You will need several proofs of your identity, then pay ten dollars and you
will be issued a duplicate. Fast and simple with only a minor charge. ( you can
drive back home )

NC License Plates

Assuming the vehicle is in your name, to get your plate and registration, there is
four steps you need to take in North Carolina

1. Either bring your VIN information (Vehicle Identification Number) or your title
2. Fee cost is currently $28.00 dollars in most counties of NC
3. By law you must have proof of insurance in NC before you can obtain a license
4. Inspection of motor vehicle must be up to date to get a license plate

Either of the following proofs below will work for number three:

Any licensed insurance company that does business in NC can give you a insurance


The policy number and company name of the insurance company, provided by owner

You must have, at least, minimum coverage for any privately owned vehicle of $30,000
per person (bodily injury). For 2 or more people , by law, you must have $60,000
(bodily injury) and for property damage $25,000

Vehicle and License Plate Renewal Offices in your area can give you up to date
information on any changes they may have made. In NC the hours generally are Monday
to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: Call Vehicle and License Plate Renewal Offices or NC License Bureau if you are
moving to North Carolina from another state for complete details.
North Carolina License Bureau

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Florida License Bureau Prints Titles

Florida License Bureau Prints Titles

Have you ever bought a car, truck or motorcycle then found a better deal or model. You want to buy the other vehicle but you have to wait a few days or even weeks to get back your title from the license bureau on the one you just bought. Well Florida Department of Motor Vehicles now prints the title on the spot.

When you go into your local Florida license bureau office branch and register your vehicle, Florida will then print a new title in your name and hand it back to you. No more waiting for your title to arrive in the mail. This is great news and makes it easy to sell your vehicle immediately if the need to do so is necessary.

This new instant title service benefits both the consumer and the state of Florida. The state will save millions on postage, while the consumer will save time in getting the title instantly for their vehicle. If you sell your vehicle now you can go to your local license bureau with the buyer and he or she can get their new title in their name instantly. More states need to follow this practice.

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Department of Motor Vehicles Appointments 101

Department of Motor Vehicles Appointments 101

If you have an upcoming appointment with the department of motor vehicles in your
area, you might think it’s just a quick trip and you’ll be able to dash in and dash
out. However, most of the time, a trip to the DMV is a little more involved than
that. Usually, no matter where you live, the department of motor vehicles is a very
busy place with what seems like never enough clerks to wait on people. Below, you’ll
find some important information and tips to help you survive a trip to the DMV.

Paperwork – One of the most important things you can do is make sure you’ve got all
the paperwork you’ll need for your visit to the department of motor vehicles.
Depending upon what you’re there for, you may need proof of residency, name change
information, ticket or traffic violation papers, or a number of other things. It’s
important that you have everything with you when you come or you could risk losing
your place in line and being unable to get done what you visited the DMV for.

Eye Glasses – Something you might not normally think about bringing is your
eyeglasses. If you have glasses for reading and you’ll be taking a driving test,
you’ll need those eyeglasses to pass the eye exam. If you can’t pass the eye exam
with satisfactory results, you’ll have to come back to the department of motor
vehicles at another time to take a test.

Children – If you’ll be bringing your children with you to the department of motor
vehicles, you should probably bring a few things to keep them occupied. It can be a
long wait and it’s easy for children to become bored and grow restless. Pack a few
books, some coloring books, or handheld games that will keep them occupied as you
wait for your turn at the counter. You know your own children, so make sure to bring
things that they will enjoy and that will keep them out of mischief.

Once you’re prepared, your trip to the department of motor vehicles will be much
smoother and more easy to handle. Just remember to bring all the paperwork you’re
going to need, your eyeglasses (if you wear them) and things to keep your children
occupied. This will make the day go by a little faster, even if the clerks at the
DMV seem to be moving incredibly slowly!

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Preparing for Your Visit with Drivers License Office

Preparing for Your Visit with the Driver’s License Office

While it may seem like a routine thing to visit the driver’s license office –
whether you’re just taking your test for the first time or renewing your license –
the truth is that it often has the power to turn into an all-day event. If you’re
visiting the driver’s license office with your children, things can quickly go from
pleasant to miserable. Below are some tips on preparing for your visit at the
driver’s license office.

If you have kids, you’ll want to make sure you have something to keep them occupied.
Bring along a few coloring books and crayons, handheld video games, or books for
them to read. With so many people present and nothing to do but wait, your kids
could easily get bored and restless. You might even have them do their homework
while you wait to be seen. This will minimize the chances of your children becoming
bored and causing mischief.

You’ll also want to make sure you’ve got everything you need before you visit the
driver’s license office. You may need paperwork, proof of residency, marriage
certificates if your name has changed, or something else. It’s very important to
call ahead and check to see precisely what you need for your visit. This way, you
won’t experience delays because you don’t have the things that you need.

If you’ll be taking a written test, you’ll need to begin studying well in advance of
your visit. It’s annoying and bothersome to have to make another appointment to
visit the driver’s license office because you failed the written exam. There are
questions you will have to know the answers to, so be sure to study the entire guide
thoroughly so you don’t fail. You might want to enlist a co-conspirator to help you
prepare for the test by quizzing you and making sure you know your stuff.

Finally, since the visit length will depend upon where you live and how busy your
driver’s license office is, you might want to pack something to drink and a quick
snack. It sure sounds silly to have to pack a picnic lunch in order to visit the
driver’s license office, but sometimes they’re really busy and leaving to pick up
lunch could mean forfeiting your place in line. You certainly don’t want that to
happen! By preparing well, you can save yourself a lot of trouble.

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