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Forms and Fees

Dealer Sale

  • Application for Registration
  • Insurance Information (valid RI insurance)
  • Dealer Sales Tax form
  • Bill of Sale
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • RI license or identification card
  • RI Use Tax form (out-of-state dealers only)
  • Power of Attorney (if leased vehicle)
  • If two owners on title, both parties must be present during registration, if not, signature of the absent party must be notarized on the Application for Registration. Vehicles 2001 and newer may be titled in two names, however only one name will appear on the registration.
  • Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO) or Title (if model year of vehicle is 2001 or newer)
  • VIN Check: Vehicles 2001 or newer, if the title is from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you register the car.
  • Sales tax must be paid at the time of registration in the State of Rhode Island.

Private Party Sale

  • Application for Registration
  • Insurance Information (valid RI insurance)
  • Sales Tax form
  • Title (if model year of vehicle is 2001 or newer)
  • Seller must sign the back of the title (if model year of vehicle is 2001 or newer).
  • Bill of Sale
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • RI license or identification card
  • Proof of Previous Owner (non-titled vehicles)
  • Gift letter (notarized if vehicle gifted is from a non-immediate family member)
  • If two owners on title, both parties must be present during registration, if not, signature of the absent party must be notarized on Application for Registration. Vehicles 2001 and newer may be titled in two names, however only one name will appear on the registration.
  • VIN Check: Vehicles 2001 or newer, if the title is from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you register the car.
  • Sales tax must be paid at the time of registration in the State of Rhode Island.