Plate Fees

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks, bank checks, and credit card (MasterCard, Discover, Visa and American Express). Checks should be payable to Division of Motor Vehicles. All fees listed below include $2.50 technology surcharge. If you are paying by credit card, there is a minimum service fee of $1.50 per transaction, or 2.35% for transactions of $64.00 and over. This fee goes to the third party provider, Federal Payments, and is in addition to any fees listed below.

Effective July 1, 2013, Rhode Island licenses and motor vehicle registrations are subject to surcharges as part of the Transportation Investment and Debt Reduction Act of 2011.

Category
Transaction
Fee
Plates
Combination - Wave (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Conservation through Education (Osprey)
Plates
Disabled Veteran (initial)
No Fee
Plates
Disabled Veteran (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Firefighter - Passenger (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Motorcycle - Wave (remake)
$32.50
Plates
National Guard (initial)
$22.50 + $5.00 transfer charge
Plates
National Guard (remake)
$32.50
Plates
New England Patriots
Plates
Plum Beach Lighthouse
Plates
Prisoner of War (initial)
No Fee
Plates
Prisoner of War (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Purple Heart (initial)
No Fee
Plates
Purple Heart (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Boston Red Sox
Plates
RI Community Food Bank (Mr. Potato Head)
Plates
RI Standard - Wave (remake)
$32.50
Plates
RI Standard - Wave Commercial
$32.50
Plates
Vanity Plate - Wave - Passenger (initial)
$68.50
Plates
Sailboat - Passenger and Commercial only
$47.50
Plates
Sailboat - Passenger and Commercial only (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Veteran (initial)
No Fee
Plates
Veteran (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Veteran Gold Star (initial)
No Fee
Plates
Veteran Gold Star (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Antique (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Electric Hybrid (remake)
$32.50
Plates
Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer
Plates
Vanity Plate - Sailboat - Passenger (initial)
$82.50
Plates
Vanity Plate - Wave - Commercial (initial)
$68.50
Plates
Vanity Plate - Sailboat - Commercial (initial)
$82.50
Plates
Vanity Plate - Wave - Motorcycle (initial)
$42.50
Plates
Original Issue
$8.00
Plates
Vanity Plate - Antique (initial)
$68.50