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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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Veteran Plates

Disabled Veteran

When ordering veteran license plates, you need to provide either discharge papers (form DD-214) or other valid proof supporting your military record. In addition, a special form from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 380 Westminster Street, Providence, RI is required indicating 100% disabled.

National Guard

A letter from your commanding officer if active duty or certifying officer if retired, along with the RI National Guard Adjutant General's signature validating your National Guard status must be presented when applying.

Prisoner of War (POW)

When ordering POW plates, you need to provide either discharge papers (form DD-214) or other valid proof supporting your military record. This plate is issued to former prisoner's of war. Upon the death of the holder of any POW plates, the plates shall be transferred to his or her surviving spouse for the spouse's lifetime until he or she remarries.

Purple Heart

When ordering purple heart plates, you need to provide either discharge papers (form DD-214) or other valid proof supporting your military record. Available to combat wounded recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.

Veteran

When ordering veteran license plates, you need to provide either discharge papers (form DD-214) or other valid proof supporting your military record.

If you are a current "War Veteran" plate holder, you can request an online remake of your existing plate number with the newly designed "Veteran" plate.

  • Available as passenger, commercial (10,001 lbs or less), and motorcycle plates
  • There will be a sticker on the upper right corner designating the branch of service or gold star parent.
  • Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table
  • You will need to complete the Application for Registration and bring it to the DMV
  • There is no fee for the remake of these plates
  • RIGL 31-3-53

Veteran Gold Star Parent

"Gold Star Parent" means a person who has lost a son or a daughter as a result of service with the armed forces of the United States of America; provided, the death was determined to be in the line of duty.