Temporary Hoisting Operators Permit Registration

Warning: The State of Massachusetts is cracking down on unlicensed equipment operators. All Massachusetts rental stores now REQUIRE a license in order to rent a loader, backhoe or forklift.

You need a license for any machine that will lift over 500 lbs or lifts over 10′ high, or has a bucket capacity exceeding 1/4 cubic yard.

To get a license, go to RentInMass.com (Opens in new window)

Click on: Temporary Operators Permit

CHOOSE THE TYPE OF EQUIPMENT WHICH YOU’LL BE OPERATING.

ADD IT TO THE CART.

   – REGISTER. Enter personal information requested

   – Our Renter Facility ID # is 0177368

   – Enter payment info, $25 per machine type

Once you have completed the test, we’ll be able to print out your temporary license. You have 14 days from the date we print it to use it. Once it expires you must wait 45 days before getting another 14 day license.

Contractors are urged to get a Full License here.