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RESERVATIONS RI Division of Motor Vehicles is currently open by reservation only. Reservations are available for the Cranston, Woonsocket, Middletown, and Wakefield offices. NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. The Warren and Westerly Branches are temporarily closed until further notice.

For a list of transactions that can be done online or by mail, please click here.

EXTENSIONS All extensions to expiration dates have expired.

For further details about the expiration date extension please click here.

Please click here to view the Expiration Date Extension Chart

Attention: Important Information Regarding Sales Tax Customers are required to remit sales tax to the State in a timely manner. Sales tax on vehicle sales is due on the 20th day of the month following the month in which the sale took place. For example, if your bill of sale is dated July 26, 2020, sales tax is due on or before August 20, 2020. Sales tax paid after the due date will be assessed interest and penalties. If you are not able to visit the DMV in a timely manner to get your vehicle registered and remit sales tax to DMV prior to the tax due date, you may contact the Division of Taxation excise tax section to pay your sales tax directly before the tax due date to avoid the assessment of penalties and interest. Excise tax section can be reached at 401-574-8955 or via email tax.excise@tax.ri.gov

VIN CHECKS RI DMV is temporarily waiving the requirement for a VIN check on out of state titles to be conducted by your local police station. The VIN will be electronically verified at the time of titling.

Based on the updated FMCSA waiver, the RIDMV will not downgrade a CDL/CLP due to an expired medical card until:

  • May 31, 2021 if the medical card expired on or after December 1, 2020





DMV & AAA Branch Locations

DMV branch locations offer a variety of transaction services (red marker). Transaction Services Available by Location. AAA branch offices offer registration and license renewal services to members (blue marker). View all AAA Member Services.

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Be An Organ Donor

Donate Life Rhode IslandAt Donate Life Rhode Island, individuals are able to register to be an organ and tissue donor at anytime — 24 hours a day — 7 days a week.


Title VI Program

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles conducts all programs and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, including income-level and Limited English Proficiency status. If you feel that you have been subjected to discrimination by the RI DMV, you may file a complaint. Please click here for additional Title VI information.

Additional Resources

Drivers with Disabilities

Any person who is temporarily or permanently disabled may apply for a disability parking placard. To do so, you and your physician must jointly complete the application. Submit the form to the DMV headquarters in Cranston, Attn: Parking Permits Office. If your application is approved, you will be notified by mail.

Parent's Supervised Driving Program

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles distributes the Parent's Supervised Driving Program to every Learners Permit recipient under the age of 18 who is required to fulfill the state's 50-hour (10 at night) supervised driving requirement.

Dealers License and Hearing Board

The board regulates both new and used car dealers. Handles car dealer complaints from the general public. Investigates misuse of dealer regulations. Meetings and minutes are filed with the Office of the Secretary of State.

Current DMV Regulations