How to Find Out If My MA License Is Suspended

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Call the Driver Control Unit at 617-351-7200 or write to it at Post Office Box 55896, Boston, MA 02205. Ask for a Hearings Officer's determination of a possible suspension of your license to operate a motor vehicle. If you don't have a complicated driving record, he can tell you of a suspension, but nothing else on your record.

Obtain your diving record if you do not get a Hearing Officer's determination. It will cost $20. You can order a record on the Registry's website at www.mass.gov/rmv from the "Online Transaction" page. Have a credit card ready. Or, you can call the Registry's Telephone Center at 800-858-3926 to order a copy of your driving record. Again, have a credit card ready. You can also mail a request, with a check for $20, to Registry of Motor Vehicles, Court Records, Post Office Box 55896, Boston, MA 02205-5896. You can visit any full-service branch of the Registry to request a copy in person with a check or money order for $20.

Request a hearing if the driving record is unclear. Call the Driver Control Unit at 617-351-7200 and ask to schedule a hearing at the hearing site closest to you. The Registry has hearing sites in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, South Yarmouth, Springfield, Wilmington and Worcester. A Hearing Officer will explain any suspension of your license and how to reinstate your license.

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About the Author

Charles Mathewson is a freelance writer residing in Plymouth, Mass. He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor beginning in 1988 for "Memorial Press Group" in Plymouth, Mass. and the "Brockton Enterprise." He has also published on Patch.com. Mathewson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Goddard College. He was selected to participate in the Nieman Seminar for Narrative Editors at Harvard University.

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