Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I pick up my Nantucket Island plate and what do I do with my old plates?
You need simply bring three things with you to the local RMV to pick up yourplates:
1. Your old plates that you are swapping.
2. $20 swap fee for the state (it must be in the form of cash or check).
3. A Massachusetts RMV-3 form from your insurance carrier. If you call them to request it, they typically can furnish it via e-mail or fax quite quickly -- it is a standard form. Please indicate you are requesting it for a plate swap.
Do you have to be a Massachusetts resident to purchase the plate?
No, anyone with a car registered in the state of Massachusetts may purchase the Nantucket Island plate.
Can I apply for a Nantucket Island specialty plate with the RMV?
The Massachusetts RMV has indicated that the Nantucket Island specialty plate will be available by mid-December at all full service Massachusetts RMV locations.
How much does a Nantucket Island specialty license plate cost?
Costs include a $40 special plate fee and a one-time swap fee of $20. The swap fee is payable by cash or check when you pick up your plate at your local RMV. The state retains all of the swap fee.
Is the special plate fee tax-deductible?
Yes, $28 is tax-deductible with your first-time order and the entire $40 specialty plate fee is deductible with each renewal.
Can I get this specialty plate on my commercial vehicle?
Not yet. There is legislation being proposed that would allow commercial vehicles to be able to have a specialty plate.
Can I put this new special plate on my leased vehicle?
Can I get this new special plate for my motorcycle?
Not yet. There is legislation being proposed that would allow motorcycles to be able to have a specialty plate.
Can I personalize this new specialty plate?
No. Like all Massachusetts specialty license plates, the Nantucket Island specialty plates begin with two letters (“NI” as pictured) and will be followed by up to four digits.
How can I get more information?
You can contact the state's Specialty Plate Department at: 1-857-368-8031.
You can also contact the Nantucket License Plate Committee via email
at email@example.com or by writing us at:
Nantucket License Plate Committee
PO Box 3662
Nantucket, MA 02584