The extension on the expiration of Massachusetts vehicle registrations and inspection stickers expires on Friday, July 31.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Charlie Baker issued an order in March that extended the expiration date of all vehicle registrations and inspection stickers. Those that were due to expire in March, April, May or June received a new expiration date of July 31.
On August 1, vehicles without a valid vehicle registration or inspection sticker are subject to penalty.
Driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker in Massachusetts is subject to a fine of $50.
An expired inspection sticker violation is also a “surchargeable” event that adds “points” to a driver’s Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP) rating. When a driver’s SDIP increases, the cost to buy insurance for that driver also increases.
Driving with an expired registration in Massachusetts can result in the vehicle being towed, a suspension of a driver’s license to operate as well as fines and points added to the driver’s SDIP.