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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE ON VIN CHECKS: Beginning on September 1, 2021, A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before registering a vehicle if the title is from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, and the model year of the vehicle is 2001 or newer.
Applicants should bring the original title, or a copy of the title if there is a lien on the vehicle or if this is a leased vehicle, along with the vehicle to a municipal police department for this service.
FOR EVERYONE'S HEALTH AND SAFETY, A FACE COVERING OR MASK MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING YOUR VISIT.
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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.
At 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.
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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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.
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.
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