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DMV Unable to Process CDL Transactions this Friday, July 3, 2015

CRANSTON, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles today announced that the Commercial Driver's License Information System, the federal computer system for commercial driver's licenses, will be down for required maintenance on Friday, July 3, 2015.

This maintenance will impact those Rhode Islanders who wish to process any commercial driver's license transactions on Friday, July 3, 2015. This will NOT affect regular driver's licenses - only commercial driver's licenses.

It is recommend that anyone needing to process a commercial driver's license transaction this week visit the DMV prior to Friday, July 3rd.

Also, as a reminder, the DMV is closed on Monday, July 6, 2015 in observance of the State Holiday but will reopen for regular business in all departments on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
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Inspection Stations

The State of Rhode Island requires safety and emissions checks on registered vehicles. Cars and light trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 lbs or less registered in Rhode Island require a biennial emissions and safety inspection. Vehicles registered as antiques are exempt.

Things to Know

  • List of Emission Inspection Stations and Certified Inspector Repair Technicians
  • Not all inspection stations are equipped with diesel inspection equipment. Choose a station that can inspect your diesel-powered vehicle.
  • Don't forget your registration! When taking your vehicle for inspection, you must present your vehicle's registration to the inspector or the inspection cannot be performed.
  • Inspection Stations for all other vehicles, please call the Safety and Emission Office at (401) 462-5890.