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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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Name & Address Change

Forms and Fees

Address Change

  • Walkin: Done at any DMV branch location. Bring your current registration card, Rhode Island drivers' license, and proof of insurance.
  • By Mail: Complete the Application for Registration, send it with a check or money order to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Update Registration, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table.
  • The Application for Registration must be signed by the registered owner and notarized.

Address Change (no fee): Use the Change of Address form. Mail the form to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Address Change, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920. You will not receive an updated registration certificate.

Name Change

  • A name change requires the title for vehicles that are 2001 and newer. If there is a loan on the vehicle, the bank must release the title or a copy of the front of the title to process the name change. You must change the name on your license, by visiting a Social Security Office, prior to changing the name on your registration and title. This process is done in batch with a 24 hr. turn around time frame.
  • The Application for Registration must be signed by the registered owner and notarized.