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DMV Issues New Design for Licenses and State ID Cards

State of Rhode Island Driver's License

The DMV has begun to issue new style licenses and state identification cards at their Cranston and Woonsocket locations only, as of Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

By mid-August, all other branches, including AAA and online license renewals will also be issuing the new style licenses and state identification cards. All state identification cards, commercial driver’s licenses, and regular operator’s licenses will reflect this new design.

Existing active licenses and state identification cards will remain effective until their expiration date.

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.

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.


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 Guide

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles distributes the Parent's Supervised Driving Guide 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.