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    You can request duplicate vehicle registrations three ways in Massachusetts―in person, by phone, or online.

    Visit your local full-service Registry of Motor Vehicles to complete the necessary paperwork. The $25 fee is payable by cash, check, or money order. You'll receive the duplicate registration that day.

    For an online transaction you'll need to provide your driver license number, license plate number, and the type of tag you currently have on your vehicle. The $25 fee is payable by MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

    You may also request a replacement by telephone. The state has several different phone numbers you may call depending on your location.

    Replacing Lost Tags

    If you've lost your vehicle tags, you can only get replacements in person at your local RMV or by phone. If you've only lost one tag, you'll be given a temporary permit to keep in the car until the replacement tag arrives. If you've lost both plates, you'll have to apply for a new set with new numbers.

    You cannot apply for green plates with the same number. If your single green plate is lost or stolen, you'll be given the a set of the new red and white plates as replacements; place one plate on the front of your vehicle and the other on the rear.

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