Adjudication Office

Please Note

As of October 5, 2017, reservation will be required for service in the Adjudication Office. Due to COVID-19, no walk- ins service will be allowed. In order to reach an Appeals Officer, please email If you need a Driving Abstract, and you hold a Rhode Island driver's license, please go to to purchase a certified copy on line. If you are an out of state license holder, and need a Rhode Island Driving Abstract, please email and Appeals Officer will assist you.

If you are applying or renewing a Disability Placard, please use the drop box in front of the Cranston branch of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles. If your placard is damaged or lost and is needed immediately, please notify DMV personnel at the front entrance.

The Division of Motor Vehicles, Adjudication Office is located on the 3rd floor of the DMV Headquarters, at 600 New London Ave, Cranston, RI 02920. The primary function of the Adjudication Office is to address license and registration suspensions in a timely and professional manner.

Upon arriving at the Adjudication Office, please check in at the service window to have your transaction reviewed. Please be advised that some hearings may take longer than others. Your patience is greatly appreciated while waiting for the next available Hearing Officer.

In addition to license and registration suspensions, the Adjudication Office also provides information on out-of-state suspensions and suspensions that can be cleared by mail. It provides certified driving records, coordinates court ordered driver retraining, and oversees the Medical Advisory Board.

Driving violations and court hearings are addressed by the appropriate court of jurisdiction. The appropriate court of jurisdiction can be found on the bottom left hand side of the suspension order. If a suspension is from a municipal court you must contact the city or town from which the summons was issued.