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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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Cancel Plates

Plates may be cancelled at any DMV branch location or at a AAA branch office (members only). Out of state plates must be returned to the original state.

Things to Know

  • The DMV requires you to surrender your license plates upon cancellation.
  • By Mail: Send the cancelled plates to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Plates, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920.
  • Use registered mail with a return receipt request. Keep the plate cancellation receipt to avoid future property tax claims if your city or town neglects to remove you from their records.
  • Lost or stolen plates must be reported to your local police department. To obtain a cancellation receipt, submit the police report to the DMV, or complete the Affidavit for Cancellation of Registration for Lost Plates.

Registration Refunds: You must have a full year remaining on a two-year registration. To claim the refund complete the refund application form. If the vehicle was leased, the refund form must be completed by the leasing company.