GU-1338 Rhode Island Special Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificate

A GU-1338 Insurance Certificate is required for certain businesses, plate types and anyone under the age of 18 registering a vehicle in their name. Below is a list of the required types:

Auto Body, Bailee Plates, Dealer Plates, Driving Schools, Fuel Delivery vehicles, In-transit Plates, Leasing Companies, Minors, Motor Vehicles for hire, School Buses, Public Service vehicles (including taxis), and Transporter Plates.

GU-1338s are obtained by contacting an insurance company that is authorized to do business in the State of Rhode Island.

If the insurance company needs an example of the required document, please select the file below:

All GU-1338's must be on record with the Cranston DMV’s Financial Responsibility Office. They can be emailed to, faxed to 401-462-5805, or mailed to: DMV - Financial Responsibility, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.

Minors (anyone under the age of 18) are required to file a GU-1338 to register a vehicle in their name.

The filing must include their full name, date of birth and the year, make, model and the entire identification number of the vehicle.

Canceling a GU-1338 requires an SR-26 cancelation form issued by the insurance company with the date of cancelation provided.  If only removing one vehicle from the policy, the year, make, model and the entire identification number of the vehicle must be listed on the form.

Once an SR-26 has been processed all vehicles and plate types will be canceled effective on the date of the cancelation.  If a new policy is not received prior to the date of cancelation a reinstatement fee will be required.

If a vehicle has been removed from the policy, please cancel the registration/plates to avoid a reinstatement fee.  This transaction can be done online by clicking here.

Individuals who are no longer minors may cancel their GU-1338 requirement by having their insurance company submit an SR-26, stating they are no longer a minor, or by notifying the Financial Responsibility Office by email at, or by calling the office at 401-462-9246.

Please be advised that Financial Responsibility (SR-22) is no longer required by the State of Rhode Island.

For additional information, please contact the Financial Responsibility Office at 401-462-9246.

For answers to some commonly asked questions, please visit the GU-1338 FAQ page.