BOSTON - If your car registration is about to expire or you have to pay a traffic fine, you only have a few days to do so before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles closes down for four days.

MassRMV says it will be replacing it's central computer system with a new system called ATLAS. MassRMV's website states that ATLAS "will provide customers with an easier, quicker, and more convenient customer experience whether they engage with the RMV in person, on the web, by mail, or by phone."

The system will be installed beginning Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., and will continue through Monday, March 26, until 8 a.m.. During that time, all Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles locations throughout the state will be closed. In addition to the site closures, MassRMV.com will be inaccessible, meaning you will not be able to perform any transactions online.

Below is a detailed list of affected services from MassRMV.com:

  • All RMV Service Centers
    • Will be CLOSED on Friday, March 23
    • Resumes on Monday, March 26
  • All AAA offices that offer RMV services
    • Will NOT OFFER SERVICES on Friday, March 23 or Saturday, March 24
    • Resumes on Monday, March 26
  • ONLINE Services
    • There will be NO ONLINE TRANSACTIONS beginning at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 22
    • Resumes on Monday, March 26 at 8:00 am
  • All inspections stations that conduct vehicle inspections
    • There will be NO INSPECTIONS conducted on Friday, March 23, Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25
    • Resumes on Monday, March 26 at 8:00 am
  • All dealerships that register and inspect vehicles on behalf of the RMV
    • There will be NO REGISTRATIONS processed and NO INSPECTIONS conducted at dealerships across Massachusetts on Friday, March 23, Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25
    • Resumes on Monday, March 26 at 8:00 am