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I know that an operator with an out of state license can operate in the commonwealth for up to 30 days aggregate in a year before they have to get a mass license.

However, do the same restrictions apply to a out of state registered vehicle? Can someone point me to the statute that requires vehicles driven in the commonwealth for more than 30 days aggregate to be registered in mass if there even is a statute like this.

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Chapter 90: Section 3 Operation of motor vehicles owned by non-residents; liability insurance; vehicles used in connection with place of business; suspension or revocation of right to operate vehicle; registration

Section 3. Subject to the provisions of section three A and except as otherwise provided in this section and in section ten, a motor vehicle or trailer owned by a non-resident who has complied with the laws relative to motor vehicles and trailers, and the registration and operation thereof, of the state or country of registration, may be operated on the ways of this commonwealth without registration under this chapter, to the extent, as to length of time of operation and otherwise, that, as finally determined by the registrar, the state or country of registration grants substantially similar privileges in the case of motor vehicles and trailers duly registered under the laws and owned by residents of this commonwealth; provided, that no motor vehicle or trailer shall be so operated on more than thirty days in the aggregate in any one year or, in any case where the owner thereof acquires a regular place of abode or business or employment within the commonwealth, beyond a period of thirty days after the acquisition thereof, except during such time as the owner thereof maintains in full force a policy of liability insurance providing indemnity for or protection to him, and to any person responsible for the operation of such motor vehicle or trailer with his express or implied consent, against loss by reason of the liability to pay damages to others for bodily injuries, including death at any time resulting therefrom, caused by such motor vehicle or trailer, at least to the amount or limits required in a motor vehicle liability policy as defined in section thirty-four A.
 

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Under Chapter 90 They have to get the car registered within 30day of moving into the state.

I know that an operator with an out of state license can operate in the commonwealth for up to 30 days aggregate in a year before they have to get a mass license.

However, do the same restrictions apply to a out of state registered vehicle? Can someone point me to the statute that requires vehicles driven in the commonwealth for more than 30 days aggregate to be registered in mass if there even is a statute like this.

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What if the operator is not the owner of the vehicle? Does the statute only apply if its a owner/operator situation? For example, what if the vehicle is registered in pennsylvania where the owner lives (a parent)? If the son moves to mass and operates this vehicle, how can he register it to mass being that he does not own it, and the owner holds residency in another state?
 
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provided, that no motor vehicle or trailer shall be so operated on more than thirty days in the aggregate in any one year

If you are a student, there is an exception, but you need to get a validation sticker.
 
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