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Rhode Island DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Rhode Island DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Division of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the Rhode Island DMV is:

Online Services at the Rhode Island DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Rhode Island DMV offers the following services online:

  • Address change.
  • Status check.
  • Driver’s license renewal.
  • Driving records.
  • Registration renewal.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Rhode Island Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Rhode Island DMV Practice Tests

Rhode Island DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Rhode Island DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Rhode Island

Driver’s Education in Rhode Island

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Rhode Island Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Rhode Island? has you covered!

Rhode Island Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Rhode Island Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Rhode Island Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Rhode Island Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Rhode Island License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Rhode Island driver’s license?

You’ll need to provide the DMV with proof of your identity, address, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Rhode Island?

You can renew online or in person.

How long do I have to renew my Rhode Island driver’s license after it expires?

You need to renew your license before it expires.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Rhode Island?

Yes, you’ll have 30 days to get one.

When will I receive my Rhode Island driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

Your updated license should arrive within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Rhode Island registration online?

No, you need to visit the DMV or AAA in person or mail in your request.

How do I renew my car registration in Rhode Island?

You can renew online, by mail, at a AAA office, or at a drop box.

Can I renew my car registration online in Rhode Island?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my Rhode Island car registration is expired?

You may be charged a late fee.

When will I receive my Rhode Island car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your new registration documents or stickers within a few weeks if you mail in your request. You can receive stickers immediately if you replace them in person.

How much of my Rhode Island car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Rhode Island?

Yes, you must do so within 30 days of moving.

Rhode Island DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Rhode Island office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Rhode Island DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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