Non-Renewal Program

The Registry of Motor Vehicles’ (RMV) Non-Renewal Program provides participating municipalities and their processing vendors with the ability to mark a vehicle’s registration record for unpaid parking tickets, non-payment of excise tax, toll violations, and abandoned vehicles. This mark will prevent the renewal of the registration and the vehicle’s first owner’s driver's license until all non-renewal incidents have been satisfied and cleared.

There are three methods of access for the Non-Renewal Program:

  • Portal Access
  • Web Services
  • SFTP Batch Files

Non-Renew files contain Driver’s Privacy Protection Act protected information, so your employees, contractors, and/or agents must have a background check before they can access RMV data. Please refer to Section 11 of the Agreement for Access to Records and Data Maintained by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which can be found in the Document Section on this page.

Who should use this program information?

This program information is for municipal employees and/or their processing vendors that participate in the Non-Renewal Program.

RMV data is only available to permitted users. Please refer to Section 1 of the Agreement for Access to Records and Data Maintained by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which can be found in the Document Section on this page.

What is Changing?

Direct RMV Access

  • Web Services
  • Portal Access allows:
    • Request/manage non-renewal authorization
    • Access Non-Renew statistical reports
    • Electronic availability of balancing and clear report file
    • Submit Non-Renewal Adjustments
    • Ability to process duplicate registrations, cancellations, etc. for municipal vehicle registrations

NOTE: The basic policies and procedures for processing non-renewal marks and clears are not changing. All existing marks will be converted from ALARS to ATLAS.

File Layout/Additional Data Fields
A number of data fields will be changing (e.g. person and company name format, new garaging address).

New Information Available via ATLAS

  • Moped registrations
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers, Owner/Contractor, Repair, Farm, Transporter Registrations (Section 5 plates)
  • Garaging address

Delivery Method
The RMV’s Secure File Transfer Process (SFTP) is changing to MOVEit, which provides more secure, modern technology. The delivery of all non-renew files will be transitioned to MOVEit by April 1, 2019.

For more detailed information, please refer to the MOVEit section.

Next Steps

  1. Decide on which method of access will best serve your business needs.
  2. Electronically complete & submit Access Agreement, RMV Business Partner Contact form, and a RMV Business User Request form, if applicable. These will be sent separately through DocuSign, a third-party secure service.
  3. Depending on the method of access follow the appropriate option(s):
    1. Portal
      1. Complete a RMV Business User Request form.
      2. Complete required Computer Based Trainings (CBTs) on navigating the portal, viewing, and paying invoices.
      3. Portal credentials will be sent to each requested End User via secured email when ATLAS R2 goes live. This website will keep you informed on timing.
      4. You will log into the eServices Portal using the secured link provided by the RMV
    2. Web Services
      1. The RMV will configure your information to our application and let you know when the connection will be enabled.
      2. Credentials will be given for testing connectivity
      3. After successful testing, credentials will be given for production
    3. SFTP
      1. Download the ATLAS MOVEit File Transfer Guide.
      2. Email ATLAS.MOVEitproject@dot.state.ma.us with the contact information for your organization’s person(s) that we should work with to transition your organization to MOVEit.
      3. Mass DOT IT will set up a MOVEit account (prior to the implementation of R2).
      4. We email you with information about testing and when it will begin.
      5. After successful testing, production access will be granted and you’ll receive appropriate credentials to send and/or receive files via MOVEit.


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