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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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Motorcycles

Rhode Island requires a special license to operate a motorcycle and the completion of a motorcycle safety course provided by the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). For more information please call (401) 825-1214.

Forms and Fees

Things to Know

  • The motorcycle permit is valid for 18 months.
  • After the minimum 30 day period, return to any DMV branch location with the motorcycle permit and valid RI license to receive your motorcycle license.
  • If you already hold a motorcycle license in another state and are applying for your Rhode Island license, the DMV will convert your existing endorsement to your new Rhode Island driver's license.

Out of State Travel: DMV statement regarding motorcycle endorsement, for use when traveling out of state.