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*RESERVATIONS - RI Division of Motor Vehicles is currently open by reservation only.
*For Everyone's Health and Safety, a Face Covering, or a Mask is RECOMMENDED During Your Visit.

License Renewal

You Will Need:

  • current license
  • a credit card
  • a printer or email address

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Registration Renewal

You Will Need:

  • current registration
  • current car insurance
  • a credit card
  • a printer

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Drivers with Disabilities

Any person who is temporarily or permanently disabled may apply for a disability parking placard. To do so, you and your physician must jointly complete the application. Submit the form by fax at (401) 462-0829 or mail to the DMV headquarters in Cranston, Attn: Parking Permits Office. If your application is approved, you will be notified by mail.

RI State Plate Design Contest

The RI Division of Motor Vehicles in conjunction with Governor McKee’s office is pleased to announce the winner of the State Plate Design Contest. We appreciate everyone who shared their creative designs and everyone who took the time to vote for their favorite.

RI Plate Design Contest Winner

To view all the design submissions, please click here.

Dealers License and Hearing Board

The board regulates both new and used car dealers. Handles car dealer complaints from the general public. Investigates misuse of dealer regulations. Meetings and minutes are filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. 

(Enter: 'Motor Vehicle Dealers License and Hearing Board' in the Public Bodies search box)

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At Donate Life Rhode Island, individuals are able to register to be an organ and tissue donor at anytime — 24 hours a day — 7 days a week

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