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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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License Plates

Plates may be cancelled at any DMV branch location or at a AAA branch office (members only). Additional information is located in the Cancel Plates section of Registrations & Titles.

Preferred Plates

Preferred plates are requested through the Office of Governor, State House Room 222, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903. Phone: (401) 222-2080.

Please complete the Preferred Plate Request form and mail it to the Office of the Governor.

Preferred Plates are defined as: Passenger plates with 1 letter and 1-3 digits or 2 letters with 1-2 digits, Passenger plates with 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 digits, Commercial/Motorcycle plates with 1-4 digits, Combination plates with 1-4 digits, Suburban/Veteran's plates with 1-3 digits, and National Guard plates with 1-2 digits.

Wave Plate Design

Wave Plate Design The wave plate is the standard issue Rhode Island plate design. It features the light blue wave on a white background with dark blue numbers.

Sailboat Plate Design

Sailboat Plate Design The sailboat plate is an alternate Rhode Island plate design option. It features a gray sailboat on a white background with dark blue numbers.

Veteran Plates

Other Plates

Special Design Charity Plates

Charity plate designs listed on this page can not be ordered through the DMV. For information about purchasing these plates please visit the individual organization's web site.