Commercial (CDL)

Commercial Transaction

The Division of Motor Vehicles processes renewals by mail, drop box, or in-person with a reservation. 

** Please Note: CDL licenses can only be renewed 45 days prior to expiration

  • By Mail : Send the completed CDL-1 (Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Application) or Renewal form (forms received by mail) and any supporting documentation to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: RI DMV – CDL Office, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920
  • Drop Box: Deposit the completed CDL-1(Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Application) or Renewal form (forms received by mail) and any supporting documentation in drop boxes located at all DMV branch locations. Documents must be notarized when required if using the drop box. The drop box is accessible only during normal business hours – Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am  - 3:30 pm
  • Online Renewals can be processed online here.