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Leased Vehicles

Things to Know

    Please Note: Leased vehicles can now be renewed online. However, leased vehicle owners will not be able to update or change the address on the registration.
  • The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles will not request a title from a leasing company.
  • A leasing license or an approved waiver letter (if the leasing company has five (5) vehicles or less registered in the State of Rhode Island) must be on file with the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles, Dealers License and Hearing Board, listing the exact name and address of the leasing company. For additional information please contact: Division of Motor Vehicles, Dealers License and Hearing Board at 600 New London Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 462-5731.
  • A GU-1338 insurance form must be on file with the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles, Financial Responsibility Section, listing the exact name and address of the leasing company. For additional information please contact: Division of Motor Vehicles, Financial Responsibility Section at 600 New London Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 462-5747.
  • Leasing company must have a valid RI leasing license and RI Division of Taxation tax permit number on file.

New Purchase of a Leased Vehicle:

  • A certificate of origin or original title assigned to the leasing company.
  • A TR-5 form (VIN verification) from a local police department if the title is from another state. Certificates of origin do not require TR-5 forms.
  • A Power of Attorney from the leasing company for the person signing the Application for Registration.
  • A completed Application for Registration. The owner listed on the application form is the leasing company. The lessee information is placed in Section B.
  • Gross Weight (found on certificate of origin or on the VIN plate located on the driver's side door of the vehicle).
  • Valid RI Insurance in the lessee's name.
  • Sales or Use Tax Exemption Certificate (Form T-333). Purchaser listed on the form is the Leasing Company.
  • Valid bill of sale.

Out of State Transfer of a Leased Vehicle:

  • Within 30 days of moving to Rhode Island you must obtain a new title and registration for your vehicle.
  • Original title is required and must be obtained from the leasing company if there is not a lien on the vehicle. The RI DMV will not request the title from a leasing company or financial institution.
  • A photocopy of a title for a leased vehicle will be accepted ONLY if a lien holder is listed on the title, however NO title will be produced by DMV and a NON-TRANSFERRABLE registration will be given to the new RI resident.
  • A TR-5 form (VIN verification) from a local police department.
  • A Power of Attorney from the leasing company for the person signing the Application for Registration.
  • Letter of permission from the leasing company for the out of state transfer.
  • A completed Application for Registration. The owner listed on the application form is the leasing company. The lessee information is placed in Section B.
  • Gross Weight (found on certificate or origin or on the VIN plate located on the driver's side door of the vehicle).
  • Valid RI Insurance in the lessee's name.
  • Lessee's RI license or Out of State license and proof of RI residency.
  • Sales/Use Tax Exemption Certificate (Form T-333). Purchaser listed on the form is the Leasing Company.