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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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Rhode Island Registration for a Vehicle Transferred from Canada

All transactions involving vehicles brought to Rhode Island from Canada must be processed at the Rhode Island DMV Headquarters, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI. 02920

To register a vehicle in Rhode Island transported from Canada, you will need:

  • United States Customs and Border Protection Customs Form # 7501
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) inspection from DMV Enforcement Division in Cranston
  • VIN Inspection
  • Canadian Registration must be in the name of the person registering vehicle in Rhode Island. If last name is different due to marriage/divorce, use the MVT-10 to list new name.

Please Note: All documents submitted are subject to DMV approval upon registration.

More information: Contact United States Customs and Border Protection at (401) 732-6701.

Motor Vehicle Out of Country Title Transfer for Military Members

To title a motor vehicle that was purchased while stationed out of the country, you must bring the following documents to RI DMV Headquarters in Cranston, RI.

  • Original out of country registration/MSO or a copy from lien holder
  • Original bill of sale or proof of transfer or invoice
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) inspection from DMV Enforcement Division in Cranston
  • VIN Inspection
  • Customs Form # 7501 **
  • Customs Form - Military EPA Form # 3520 **

** If you have an HS Form 7 with the #2 Box checked, please provide the MSO. The EPA or Customs Form is not required.

Please Note: All documents submitted are subject to DMV approval upon registration.

More information: Contact United States Customs and Border Protection at (401) 732-6701.

Titling and Registering an Out of Country Vehicle in Rhode Island: All transactions involving titling and registering Out of Country Vehicles in Rhode Island are processed at DMV Headquarters in Cranston.