Chief Michael P Murphy
150 Park St.
North Reading, MA 01864
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
North Reading Police Begin Awareness Campaign about Illegally Registered, Out-of-State Motor Vehicles
NORTH READING — Chief Michael P. Murphy announces that the North Reading Police Department has partnered with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to begin a public awareness campaign about registering out-of-state vehicles to avoid civil citations and criminal complaints.
North Reading Police are in the process of diligently monitoring apartment and condominium complexes, residential streets and parking lots for illegally, out-of-state registered vehicles.
Residents who have out-of-state registrations avoid paying sales tax, excise tax and can evade the Massachusetts’ requirement to obtain insurance.
Through a public information campaign, North Reading Police and the registry hope to incite change by explaining the penalties of the law through notices, citations and criminal complaints.
“We want to remind residents that if they are living or renting a home or apartment in North Reading, it is illegal to have an out-of-state registration for their motor vehicle after 30 days of moving into the community,” Chief Murphy said. “We will be actively looking for vehicles that do not adhere to the law. If you have moved to town from another community or state, please register your vehicle immediately.”
Anyone who notices unregistered vehicles in town is encouraged to report it to the North Reading Police Department. Residents can call the anonymous crime and drug line at 978-657-TIPS. All information will remain confidential.