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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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Things to Know

  • You can transfer the registration and plates to a new vehicle as long as the name on the registration remains the same.
  • After the transfer is done, the number of days the plates can be used prior to registration is as follows:
    • RI Dealer: 20 calendar days from date on bill of sale.
    • Out-of-state Dealer: 72 hours from date on bill of sale.
    • Private Party: 48 hours from date on bill of sale.

Registration Stickers: You will receive a registration only. No stickers will be issued. The expiration on your current stickers will be valid.