Plate Designs

(Including Charity Plate Designs)

State Plate Designs

Wave

wave passenger

The official Rhode Island State Plate.  Available in Passenger, Commercial, Trailer, Motorcycle, Public, Camper, Suburban, Jitney, Radio Operator, Farm, Taxi, and Racer Tow.

sailboat passenger

Sailboat

Available in Passenger and Commercial

RIGL 31-3-60

electric hybrid passenger

Electric/Hybrid

Available in Passenger, Commercial, Combination and Suburban

RIGL 31-3-101

wave firefighter passenger

Firefighter

Available to Firefighters in Passenger, Commercial, and Combination

Maximum GVWR - 10,000 lbs

RIGL 31-3-17.4

Charity Plate Designs

(Currently in Production)

Charity plates in production are now ordered through the DMV. Please visit the charity's website (link provided) to obtain their RI plate order form and to learn more about the charity. All plates are $42.50 for the initial order and $32.50 for a remake.

Bristol 4th of July Plate

Bristol Fourth of July

Order a Bristol Fourth of July plate and reflect on your patriotism daily. Help support America's oldest fourth of July parade. This plate is only available as a Passenger plate with a maximum of 6 characters.  There are no additional fees upon renewal. RIGL 31-3-91

Conservation Through Education Plate

Conservation Through Education

Order an Osprey plate and support Environmental Conservation through Education at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island or Save the Bay. This plate is only available as a Passenger plate with a maximum of 5 characters. There is a $10.00 Registration Renewal Surcharge that goes to these foundations. (None of the renewal surcharge is retained by the RI DMV).  RIGL 31-3-79

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Plate

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

Order the Ribbon of Hope plate and support the RI Department of Health Women's Cancer Screening Program. This plate is only available as a Passenger plate with a maximum of 6 characters.  There are no additional fees upon renewal.  RIGL 31-3-93

New England Patriots Plate

New England Patriots

*NEW PLATE DESIGN*

Order a New England Patriots License Plate and support communities throughout Rhode Island. This plate is available as a Passenger or Commercial plate with a maximum of 5 characters. There is a $10.00 Registration Renewal Surcharge that goes to this foundation to help support local RI charities. (None of the renewal surcharge is retained by the RI DMV).  RIGL 31-3-85

Plum Beach lighthouse plate

Plum Beach Lighthouse

Order a Plum Beach Lighthouse plate and support the lighthouse repainting effort by the Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse.  2010 National Runner Up - Best New Plate - ALPCA.  This plate is only available as a Passenger plate with a maximum of 5 characters. There is a $10.00 Registration Renewal Surcharge that goes to this foundation to help support the lighthouse.  (None of the renewal surcharge is retained by the RI DMV).   RIGL 31-3-86

RI Community Food Bank Mr. Potato Head

RI Community Food Bank - Mr. Potato Head

Order a Mr. Potato Head plate and support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. This plate is only available as a Passenger plate with a maximum of 5 characters.  No additional fees upon renewal.   RIGL 31-3-72

Red Sox Foundation

Red Sox Foundation

Order a Red Sox Foundation license plate and support select Rhode Island charitable programs. This plate is available as a Passenger or Commercial plate with a maximum of 5 characters. There is a $10.00 Registration Renewal Surcharge that goes to this foundation to help support local RI charities.  (None of the renewal surcharge is retained by the RI DMV).  RIGL 31-3-90

Rocky Point License Plate

Rocky Point Foundation

The Rocky Point Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit advocacy organization, was established in 2009 to help preserve and protect the natural and historic heritage and environment of the land formerly occupied by the Rocky Point Amusement Park on the west shore of Narragansett Bay in Warwick, Rhode Island. The Foundation advocates and supports the public enjoyment of this scenic treasure by working with public officials and others, engaging with neighbors and the public, and raising funds for the property's preservation and maintenance. Support their mission by purchasing this beautiful plate at http://www.rockypointfoundation.org/. $20 of the $42.50 plate cost goes to the Rocky Point Foundation. Your registration must say “Private Passenger” or “01” plate type. Commercial, Combination, Suburban, or other similar plates do not qualify for this plate. RIGL 31-3-108 (2016)

 

Wildlife Rehabilitators License Plate

Wildlife Rehabilitators

The Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) plate was designed and drawn by their president and veterinarian, Dr. Meredith Bird. This colorful plate depicts some of Rhode Island's remarkable native wildlife. Rhode Island license plates! This plate is only available as a Passenger plate with a maximum of 6 characters.  No additional fees upon renewal.  RIGL 31-3-99

Special Design Charity Plates

(Taking Preorders)

Must meet 600 preorders per plate type before plate can be produced

The Charity plates listed below are now taking pre-orders. Please visit the charity's website (link provided within their description) to obtain their RI plate order form and to learn more about the charity and the causes they support.

All plate pre-orders are $42.50 and are handled through the charity and not the RI DMV.  Of the $42.50, $20 goes to the charity, and $22.50 goes towards the production of the license plate.

Autism Awareness License Plates

Autism Awareness

Support The Autism Project by purchasing the theautismproject.org plate and helping the parents, families and individuals in RI with Autism! This plate will benefit the Autism community of RI by providing scholarships and camperships for their social skills programs and Camp WANNAGOAGAIN. (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type with a maximum of 6 characters.) RIGL 31-3-98 (2013)

Bruins Foundation license plate

Boston Bruins Foundation

Support the Boston Bruins Foundation by ordering your Rhode Island Bruins Foundation license plate today! If you are a Bruins fan with a passenger car registered in Rhode Island, you are eligible. All of the money raised will support organizations throughout Rhode Island. Every year when you renew your license plate, there will be a $10 registration renewal surcharge, all of which will continue to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Rhode Island organizations. Help support Rhode Island communities by ordering your Boston Bruins Foundation license plate today! (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type with a maximum of 6 characters.) RIGL 31-3-102 (2014)

Boy scouts license plate

Boy Scouts of America

Show your scouting spirit with the new Narragansett Council specialty plate and help scouting thrive in your community. You can build the next generation of leaders by supporting Scouting and purchasing this plate. http://www.narragansettbsa.org/plate (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type with a maximum of 6 characters.) RIGL 31-3-119 (2018)

D strong license plate

#DSTRONG

The Dorian J. Murray Foundation collects the money for the D-Strong plate and will be used to help local RI children fighting cancer and pediatric cancer research in RI. Melissa Murray is the beloved mother of Dorian J Murray.  Dorian was born in 2008 and shortly after Dorian's 4th birthday he was diagnosed with Stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer.  During Dorian's fight, Melissa was determined to share his story with the world in an effort to shed a light on this devastating disease and the chaos it brings to the families affected.

The Dorian J. Murray Foundation team currently consists of exceptional and diverse talent that includes clinicians, legal and business executives, mothers, fathers, and friends both local to New England and from across the U.S. They remain dedicated to the successful growth of DJMF in full support of its mission.

Support their effort by purchasing the DSTRONG plate at http://dstrongfoundation.org/license-plate/. $20 of the $42.50 plate cost goes to the Dorian J. Murray Foundation. (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type with a maximum of 6 characters.) RIGL 31-3-106 (2016)

Gaspee Days license plate

Gaspee Days Committee

The Gaspee Days Committee is a civic-minded, nonprofit organization that operates many community events in and around historic Pawtuxet Village, including the famous Gaspee Days Parade. On June 9, 1772 brave colonists from Rhode Island burned the British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, during what has become recognized as the first bloodshed of the American Revolution.  Since 1965, the Gaspee Days Committee has commemorated this act with our annual Gaspee Days Celebration each May and June.

Please help support these local historic events with your order of the official Gaspee Days license plate! Visit our website at www.Gaspee.com/license and order your license plate today!  $20 of the $42.50 plate cost goes to the Gaspee Days Committee.  You can order our limited edition plates as a substitute for your current private passenger Rhode Island registration. These license plates cannot be used with commercial, combination, suburban or other registration types. Your registration must already be existing, as these license plates also cannot be used on new or changed registrations. (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of passenger plates with a maximum of 5 characters.) RIGL 31-3-112 (2017)

Providence College 2022

Providence College

*NEW PLATE DESIGN*

Support Providence College's Angel Fund by purchasing their new plate. The College intends to deposit the money collected from each purchased license plate order into their Angel Fund, which provides assistance to PC students with unexpected and extraordinary financial challenges so that those students can continue their studies at Providence College. There will be a $10 registration renewal surcharge to continue supporting PC's Angel Fund. To order this plate or to find out more information on this plate, please go to http://www.friars.com/pclp.html. (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type.) RIGL 31-3-105 (2016)

Day of Portugal license plate

RI Day of Portugal

Order a RI Day of Portugal License Plate and support the RI Day of Portugal organization and its mission through numerous events held throughout the year to benefit the Portuguese and greater Rhode Island community. The RI Day of Portugal is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to celebrate the annual Day of Portugal holiday in the State of Rhode Island; preserve the traditions of the Portuguese culture for future generations; and promote the contribution of the Portuguese people, language, and culture within the rich fabric of the State of Rhode Island. There will be a $10.00 registration renewal surcharge that goes to this organization to help support its mission. . (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type with a maximum of 5 characters.) RIGL 31-3-118 (2018)

Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation License Plate

Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation

The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization created to preserve our marine fisheries, the sponsorship of educational and public awareness programs, environmental protection, restoration projects, and youth activity programs that foster recreational fishing, safety and conservation. Help the foundation by buying one of their new plates featuring the RI State Fish, the Striped Bass (www.risaa.org ). There will be a $10.00 registration renewal surcharge which will go directly to the foundation to help continue their mission. (Design approved and pending the sale of a minimum of 600 sets of plates per plate type with a maximum of 5 characters.) RIGL 31-3-115 (2017)

Charity Plate Legislation

RIGL 31-3-94. Expiration of authorization of issuance of special motor vehicle plates.

(a) The statutory authorization of the issuance of any special motor vehicle registration plates after January 1, 2022, shall expire if any statutorily mandated minimum number of prepaid orders of such plates has not been satisfied within five (5) years following the enactment of such authorization.

(b) The statutory authorization of the issuance of any special motor vehicle registration plates enacted prior to January 1, 2022, shall expire on June 30, 2023, if any statutorily mandated minimum number of prepaid orders of such plates has not been satisfied prior to that date.

RIGL 31-3-117. Minimum prepaid special motor vehicle registration plate orders.

(a) As to any special motor vehicle registration plates that have been authorized pursuant to this chapter but that have not been issued or printed as of July 2, 2018, because the minimum number of prepaid orders for the plates has not been reached, the minimum number of plates that must be prepaid and ordered prior to the plates being made and issued shall be deemed to be six hundred (600) sets of plates per plate type. If the minimum number of prepaid plates provided pursuant to any other section of this chapter is a higher number, that number shall be deemed reduced to six hundred (600) sets of plates per plate type.

(b) As to any special plates that are authorized pursuant to this chapter after July 2, 2018, the minimum number of plates that must be prepaid and ordered prior to the plates being made and issued shall be six hundred (600) sets of plates per plate type.

(c)(1) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the minimum number of prepaid orders for special motor vehicle registration plates that either have been authorized pursuant to this chapter, but have not been issued or printed as of the effective date of this subsection; because the minimum number of prepaid orders for the plates has not been reached or are authorized pursuant to this chapter after the effective date of this subsection, may be reduced to one hundred fifty (150) sets of plates per plate type if the applicable sponsoring nonprofit entity delivers to the division of motor vehicles:

    (i) Orders for a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) sets of plates per plate type; and

    (ii) A nonrefundable payment to compensate for the amount of special plate orders fewer than six hundred (600).  The payment shall be calculated as follows: six hundred (600) orders, less the number of orders placed, multiplied by thirty dollars ($30.00).

  (2) The portion of the applicable sponsoring nonprofit entity's issuance surcharge that is to be allocated to the general fund shall be deemed paid for the first six hundred (600) sets of plates per plate type issued by the payment in an amount as determined by subsection (c)(1)(ii) of this section.

  (3) The division of motor vehicles shall make available plates eligible for issuance pursuant to subsection (c)(1) of this section, no later than six (6) months after receipt of the orders and the nonrefundable payment in the amount determined by subsection (c)(1)(ii) of this section; provided, however, that if multiple orders and payments in amounts pursuant to subsection (c)(1)(ii) of this section are received from different sponsoring nonprofit entities, the division of motor vehicles shall be afforded no more than six (6) months for each separate plate that becomes eligible for issuance and may complete the work necessary for the issuance of one order at a time in the order of receipt.

  (4) The ability of applicable sponsoring nonprofit entities to reduce the minimum number of prepaid orders to one hundred fifty (150) sets of plates per plate type pursuant to subsection (c)(1) of this section shall expire on December 31, 2025.  The division of motor vehicles shall complete the work necessary for issuance of all plates for which it receives the required orders and nonrefundable payments in the amount determined by subsection (c)(1)(ii) of this section on or before December 31, 2025, in accordance with subsection (c)(3) of this section.

 

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