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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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New Registration

Forms and Fees

  • You need to complete and sign the Application for Registration.
  • Refer to the third page of the Application for Registration for a list of documents needed to perform this transaction.
  • Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table
  • Minors under the age of 18 who want to process a registration in their name are required to have a GU-1338 certificate of insurance on record at the Cranston DMV. The GU-1338 certificate of insurance must be in the name of the minor, contact your Insurance Company to obtain this minor filing insurance.

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.