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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 Chafee, c/o Mr. Tony Aristy, State House Room 224, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903. Phone: (401) 222-7990, Email: tony.aristy@governor.ri.gov

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/War 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 & Other Plates