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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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Vanity Plates

Vanity plates are available in either the standard wave or optional sailboat plate design. Plates can be reserved online or by completing the Vanity License Plate Application. Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table.

Online Vanity Plate Reservation Service

You will need a Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card. This online vanity plate service is available only for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles under 9001 lbs.

Things to Know

  • Available in the standard wave or optional sailboat design.
  • Additional registration and transfer fees will be due when you pick up your vanity plates at the DMV.
  • Annual registration fees for vanity plates are higher than traditional plates. Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table.
  • DMV may refuse to issue any combination of letters and numbers which might carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency.
  • A passenger vehicle vanity plate can be any combination of two to six letters or up to six letters and numbers.
  • A motorcycle vanity plate is any combination of two to five letters and numbers that is not already registered to a motorcycle, passenger or commercial vehicle.
  • For a commercial vehicle under 9001 lbs, a vanity plate is any combination of two to six letters and numbers that is not already registered to a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or commercial vehicle.