Plate Transfers

Forms and Fees

  • You need to complete and sign the Application for Registration.
  • Refer to the third page of the Application for Registration for a list of documents needed to perform this transaction.
  • Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table

Things to Know

  • You can transfer the registration and plates to a new vehicle as long as the name on the registration remains the same.
  • After the transfer is done, the number of days the plates can be used prior to registration is as follows:
    • RI Dealer: 20 calendar days from date on bill of sale.
    • Out-of-state Dealer: 72 hours from date on bill of sale.
    • Private Party: 48 hours from date on bill of sale.

Registration Stickers: You will receive a registration only. No stickers will be issued. The expiration on your current stickers will be valid.