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Massachusetts Drivers License Information

To get your drivers license in  Massachusetts, you need to apply for a Class D drivers license. You must obtain a Massachusetts license after you establish residency.

Massachusetts Drivers License Requirements

18 years and under 

  • Class D Permit

    • You must be at least 16 years old.
    • Must have parental consent.

18 years and over

  • Regular Class D  


For complete details and to GET your Massachusetts license, please SIGN IN HERE

Massachusetts Drivers Ed

Visit our massachusetts drivers ed page for more information on Massachusetts driver education.

Tests Required

  • Eye Screening

  • Written Test

  • Road Test

Test requirements vary by age and depending on whether you've previously held a license in another state. 

For complete details and to GET your Massachusetts license, please SIGN IN HERE


New Driver's License 

  • 5 Year Class D License

    • $50.00

Permit Application 

  • 2 Year Class D

    • $30.00

Road Test Fee

  • $20.00

For complete Fees SIGN IN HERE

Documents needed to get your Massachusetts Drivers License

  • Proof of Date of Birth

    • A few examples:
      • U.S. Birth Certificate (certified)
      • U.S. or Non U.S. Passport 
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • For Minors (Under 18  years of age)

    • Must have parental consent.
  • Proof of Massachusetts Residency 

    • Between 18 and 21 Years of Age

      • A Statement from your parent or legal guardian stating that you reside in their home.
    • Older than 21 Years of Age

      • A few examples:
        • Massachusetts Learner's Permit or Massachusetts License or Massachusetts ID 
        • Lease or loan contracts
        • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Signature

    • U.S. or Non U.S. Passport or Massachusetts ID 
    • Massachusetts Learner's Permit or Massachusetts License
  • Immigration Documents

    • Permanent resident card ( I-551 )
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE


Massachusetts RMV Service Office

Go to your Massachusetts RMV Service Office in order to take your required tests. You can use our locator to find the office that is closest to you.

Take the Massachusetts Drivers License Test

At this point you need to make sure that you have prepared and studied all of the material for the written test. You can find the Massachusetts Driver Test handbook here

Buy a Car and Get Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is required by law in most states. Click HERE to get started and we'll help you find the lowest rates in your state.

Take the Driving Test

Your last step is to show up to your local Massachusetts RMV Service Office and take the driving test.