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RI DMV BREAKING NEWS

All DMV satellite offices are closed.

All road tests are cancelled through Friday, April 10, 2020.

The Division of Motor Vehicles 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.

To ensure customers are not penalized for the actions we are taking to further protect health and safety, the DMV will be extending driver licenses, learner permits, ID's, CLPs, CDLs, registrations, inspection stickers, and disability placards scheduled to expire in the months of March or April 2020 by 90 days.

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

The Cranston DMV will be providing the following limited services and transactions.

  • Driver license, learner permit, State ID – Reservation Only
  • Vehicle Registration and Title – Reservation Only
  • Adjudication - Reservation Only
  • Commercial driver licenses and permits - Reservation Only
  • Dealer services – Drop Off and Checks Only

Make a Reservation for DMV services

Please check the DMV website to confirm an appointment before visiting the DMV.

RHODE ISLANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED NOT TO GO TO THE CRANSTON DMV UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

 


 



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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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.

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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.

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