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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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Lost or Damaged Licenses

A lost or damaged Rhode Island driver's license can be replaced at any DMV branch location or at a AAA branch office (members only).

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Things to Know

If you are temporarily out of state at the time your license was lost or damaged for a valid reason such as work or school, or if you are seasonally in another state, the DMV can replace your license through the mail if you meet a few simple requirements.

  • Send the completed Photo Waiver Duplicate License and the Photo License Waiver Affidavit along with payment to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: License and Registration, 600 New London Avenue Cranston, RI 02920.
  • A hard copy will be mailed to you. If you do not receive it within 45 days, please contact the Division of Motor Vehicles at (401) 462-5862.

Commercial Driver License: Can not be renewed or duplicated by mail. Federal regulations require that a photo appear on the face of the license.