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 are requested through the Office of Governor, State House Room 144, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903. Phone: (401) 222-2080. Fax: (401) 222-8096. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred Plates are defined as: Passenger plates with 1 letter with 1-3 digits; 2 letters with 1-2 digits; and 1-4 digits (1-9999); Commercial, Combination, Motorcycle plates with 1-4 digits (1-9999) and Antique plates (1-2000); Suburban and Veteran plates with 1-3 digits (1-999), and National Guard and Public plates with 1-2 digits (1-99).
Application for Preferred License Plates
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
The sailboat plate is an alternate Rhode Island plate design option. It features a gray sailboat on a white background with dark blue numbers. RIGL 31-3-60