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License Reinstatement Fees

If your Massachusetts License or right to drive in Massachusetts has been suspended or revoked, you will likely have to pay a reinstatement fee prior to getting your license back. You can pay this fee at any Mass.RMV Branch. The amount of the Mass. License Reinstatement Fee will depend on the license suspension reason. The Registry does not waive reinstatement fees and the Board of Appeal will not order them to do so. Unless and until you pay the applicable reinstatement fee, the Registry will not reinstate your license or right to operate in Massachusetts, even if the Board of Appeal has authorized the issuance of a hardship license. The Registry does not accept credit card payments for reinstatement fees; they must be paid by cash or check. Reinstatement fees apply even if you are licensed in another state and you right to operate in Massachusetts has been suspended or revoked. If you have any questions regarding reinstatement fees, you can contact the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Suspension Section at  857-368-8200.

Drug Violations $500
DUI - First Offense $500
DUI - Second Offense $700
DUI - Third Offense $1200
DUI - Fourth Offense $1200
DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury $500
Fake ID / False License $500
Forged License $500
General Reinstatement Fee $100
Habitual Traffic Offender $500 JOL Speeding License Suspensions $500 JOL Texting / Cell Phone License Suspension, 1st offense $100 + $50.00 Surcharge Complaint Immediate Threat $500
Immediate Threat Medical $500
Complaint Regulatory $100
Chemical Test Refusal (CTR) $500
JOL: 1st Offense Operating to Endanger, Reckless Driving, Negligent Operation, Drag Racing, $500 for 1st offense, $1000 for 2nd offense. . JOL Texting / Cell Phone License Suspension, 2nd offense $500 + $50.00 Surcharge National Driver Registry (NDR) Revocations $100
Out of State - Same as the corresponding Massachusetts Violation
Operating so as to Endanger, $500
Theft or Concealment of a Motor Vehicle $500
Uninsured / No Liability Policy $500
Vehicular Homicide $500 Breathalyzer Failure (.08 or greater for 21 or over, .02 for under 21) $500
Breathalyzer Refusal $500

In addition to these reinstatement fees, if you must pay any outstanding traffic tickets, parking tickets, or excise tax before the RMV will reinstate your suspended or revoked license. The Mass. DUI Lawyers associated with this site can make license reinstatement payments for clients who have difficulty getting to the RMV. Ask your DUI Lawyer or license reinstatement attorney for more information.

For reinstatements after January 1, 2006, if you live or drive in Massachusetts and you have 2 or more DUI convictions on your record, you will be required to have a ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle which you own, lease, or operate for the entire term of any hardship license and for 2 years after getting your full license back. Both the Registry and the Board of Appeal strictly enforce this rule, there are no exceptions.

The reinstatement fees which the Mass RMV charges are not included in any price quoted for legal representation in license suspension appeal or hardship license cases. It is the client’s responsibility to pay these fees directly to the Registry, as part of the license reinstatement process.