Reporting an Accident to the Massachusetts RMV
In some situations, you must report an accident to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The RMV requires you to complete and submit a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report within 5 days of an accident, if any of the following apply:
The accident caused injury or death.
Damage to any one person’s property or vehicle as a result of the accident exceeded $1,000.
This reporting must be carried out regardless of whether a police report has been filed. If you fail to report an accident to the Massachusetts RMV, you may have your license suspended. In the event that another driver offers to pay for damages and asks you not to report an accident, you are still required to file the report in any of the situations outlined above.
Your report must include detailed and current information regarding your insurance coverage. The RMV will cross-check this information with the insurance company shown on the report. If you did not have liability insurance when the accident occurred, there will be a suspension of your driving privileges.
A copy of the completed form must be sent to you insurance company, the local police department of the city or town where the accident occurred and to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. You can mail a copy to the RMV at the following address:
Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205-5889