No vehicle inspections offered at RMV through Sunday

BOSTON — There is a nationwide systems outage affecting the vendor used by the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles. This stops the process of vehicle inspections from being performed through Sunday, April 4.

Initially, the issue began on March 31 but has continued in the days after. Now, the RMV says inspections are unavailable through Sunday.

Law enforcement has been notified that inspections are unable to take place, officials say.

The RMV released a statement to Boston 25 earlier in the week on the efforts to resolve the outage, saying:

“The RMV continues to urge its vendor, Applus Technologies, to provide a timeline to resolution and confirmation of the extent of this nationwide system outage impacting citizens in need of a vehicle inspection, and the small businesses who run inspection stations in Massachusetts.”

—  Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

RMV added that there will be an update provided as soon as it’s informed of any changes made to the system.

The company that does the inspections told Boston 25 Friday:

“Applus Technologies, Inc. detected and stopped a malware attack which has temporarily interrupted the process of conducting vehicle inspections in Massachusetts and other locations. The restoration involves resetting Applus Technologies’ IT environment and will take some time to fully restore the safety and emissions stations to testing capabilities. We know our customers and vehicle owners rely on our technology and we are committed to restoring normal operations as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

—  Applus Technologies, Inc.

For more information and updates from RMV officials on the situation, visit

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