Registration & Title 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
Registration
Commercial New
Registration
Commercial Renewal (1 year)
Registration
Commercial Vanity Renewal (1 year)
Registration
Duplicate Registration
$19.50
Registration
Farm Plate
$18.50 +$10.00 DOT surcharge
Registration
Motorcycle New
Prorated by date + $2.50 +$13.00 DOT surcharge fee
Registration
Motorcycle Renewal (2 years)
$41.50 +$13.00 DOT surcharge fee
Registration
Motorcycle Vanity Renewal (2 years)
$41.50 + $68.00 +$13.00 DOT surcharge fee
Registration
Passenger New
Registration
Passenger Renewal (2 years)
Registration
Passenger Vanity Renewal (2 years)
Registration
Plate Change (one plate)
$22.50
Registration
Plate Change (two way)
$42.50
Registration
Trailer Registration (3000 lbs or less)
$9.00 (per year) + $2.50 +DOT surcharge equal to one-half of the registration fee for the trailer
Registration
Trailer Registration (over 3000 lbs)
Registration
Update Registration
$7.50
Registration
Temporary Registration
$12.50
Title
Duplicate Title
$52.50
Title
New Title
$52.50
Title
Salvage Title
$52.50
Title
Security Lien Statement
$52.50
Title
Security Lien Statement (change)
$52.50
Title
Transfer Title
$52.50