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Registry Services - Rhode Island

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Rhode Island

AAA members in Rhode Island can now take advantage of the following services at select branch offices:


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Forms of payments/fees

Forms of Payment/Fees

Although AAA accepts many different forms of payments, DMV services are limited to the following forms of payment:

Cash: US Currency only. (State ID renewals are cash only).

Personal Check: Personal checks made payable to AAA, from member conducting the transaction. No third party checks.

Business Check: DMV Policy states business checks are accepted for business registrations only and must match the company name on the registration.

Bank Checks/Money Orders: Bank checks/money orders payable to AAA, drawn on a local bank.

Credit/Debit Cards: Discover/American Express and Mastercard credit cards accepted with a 2.35% service fee to the credit card payment vendor. See RI DMV-Registry website

Service Fees: AAA members do not pay any additional service fees over/above the normal DMV-Registry fee.

Fee Listing: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/forms/fee/index.php

Drivers License Services
(Excludes CDL's, all CDL transactions must be done at the DMV)
Required Form
Service
RI DMV LI-1 or Completed state issued reminder letter
License Renewals

License Renewal

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Non-CDL license renewals. Changes allowed during process.

Process: Completed (all sections) state issued reminder letter required, or fill out a LI-1 form. Member must present their existing photo license. If the member does not have their current RI license proper identity documentation must be presented. (See Duplicate License Procedure). Licenses without photos must be processed at the DMV-Registry. Licenses must be selected for renewal to be processed at AAA. Normally this is 90 days prior to expiration; however expired Licenses may be renewed subject ID's must be renewed at the DMV-Registry.

Processing Time: A temporary Drivers License is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical Drivers License is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

Changes

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the License renewal process.

Physical Description Changes: Changes to physical appearance can be made as part of the License renewal process, except Gender Changes. All Gender Changes must be substantiated and completed at the DMV-Registry.

Name Changes: All name changes must be accompanied by an original court document that clearly shows the former name and the new name. Name must be changed with Social Security Department 24 hours prior to visiting the branch. If the original court document is not available the name cannot be changed.

Provisional Licenses: A provisional license holder was issued a license prior to their 18th birthday. The provisional license notation can only be removed if the license is renewed on or after their 18th birthday. If the license is renewed before their 18th birthday they will still receive a provisional license.

Eye Exams: License Renewal Applicants will be given and must pass the official RI DMV-Registry Eye Exam as part of the renewal process. A vision of at least 20/40 in one eye is the minimum to pass the test. Up to three re-tries will be granted at time of renewal. Any person who has passes the eye test with glass/contacts must have an "A" restriction on their license designating that the license holder needs glasses. Members may ask their Optometrist or Ophthalmologists to sign an official RI Eye Exam Test waiver card (blue card) and the eye exam procedure will be omitted. There is no expiration date for eye exam cards.
Eye Test Card: View/Print Eye Exam Card (3x5)

Chauffeur's license holders must have a minimum of 20/40 vision in both eyes to pass.

Duplicate License

Duplicate License

Includes Lost & Damaged licenses

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Provides a duplicate License no changes allowed. If within 3-months before their birthday, a license renewal should be completed in place of a duplicate license.

Process: Duplicate License Requirements: One item from each of the following lists: "Identity Documents"/"Signature Documents" must be presented prior to issuing a duplicate license. List of acceptable documents: View/Print License Checklist

Processing Time: A temporary Drivers License is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical Drivers License is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

License Update/Address & Name Changes

License Updates

Includes Lost & Damaged licenses

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Update of existing Rhode Island License.

Process: Members must provide their current license or provide one item from each of the following lists: "Identity Documents"/"Signature Documents" which must be presented prior to issuing an updated license. List of acceptable documents: View/Print License Checklist

Name Changes: All name changes must be accompanied by an original court document that clearly shows the former name and the new name. Name must be changed with Social Security Department 24 hours prior to visiting the branch. If the original court document is not available the name cannot be changed.

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the update process.

Physical Description Changes: Changes to physical appearance can be made as part of the ID renewal process, except Gender Changes. All Gender Changes must be substantiated and completed at the DMV-Registry.

Processing Time: A temporary Rhode Island license is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical license is mailed to the resident’s street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

For further information contact your local AAA Branch Office, or RI DMV-Registry website.

Veteran's License Designation

Veteran Designation on Drivers License or ID

Cost: No additional charge to add Veteran's designation. Can be added during a license/State ID renewal, duplicate, or update. Veteran status may be applied as a "no-charge update" upon request, if the license/ID is not due for a renewal or a duplicate is not needed. See RI-DMV Registry fee listing. See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Update of existing Rhode Island License/State ID to include Veteran's status, if Veteran received an honorable discharge.

Process:

  1. Required: DD214 or equivalent indicating an honorable discharge. See US Government listing of acceptable honorable discharge documents:
    View/Print Discharge Documents
  2. If not at renewal time, Member presents completed Veteran Designation Application: View/Print Veteran Designation Application
  3. If at renewal time, Member checks off "Veterans Designation" box on RI DMV LI-1 form: View/Print LI-1 Form

Processing Time: A temporary Rhode Island license/State ID is printed without the Veteran designation and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical license with the Veteran designation is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

For further information contact your local AAA Branch Office, or RI DMV-Registry website.


State ID Services
Required Form
Service
State ID Renewal

ID Renewal Requirements

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Renewal of existing State ID's.

Process: ID with photo must be presented to renew at AAA. Members without an ID or who have an ID without a photo must go to the DMV-Registry to process a renewal. ID's must be selected for renewal to be processed at AAA. Normally this is 90 days prior to expiration; however expired ID's must be renewed at the DMV-Registry.

Processing Time: A temporary State ID is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical State ID is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

Changes

Name Changes: All name changes must be accompanied by an original court document that clearly shows the former name and the new name. Name must be changed with Social Security Department 24 hours prior to visiting the branch. If the original court document is not available the name cannot be changed.

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the ID renewal process.

Physical Description Changes: Changes to physical appearance can be made as part of the ID renewal process, except Gender Changes. All Gender Changes must be substantiated and completed at the DMV-Registry.

State ID Update/Address & Name Changes

ID Update Requirements

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Renewal of existing State ID's.

Process: ID with photo must be presented to renew at AAA. Members without an ID or who have an ID without a photo must go to the DMV-Registry to process a renewal. ID's must be selected for renewal to be processed at AAA. Normally this is 90 days prior to expiration; however expired ID's must be renewed at the DMV-Registry.

Processing Time: A temporary State ID is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical State ID is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

Changes

Name Changes: All name changes must be accompanied by an original court document that clearly shows the former name and the new name. Name must be changed with Social Security Department 24 hours prior to visiting the branch. If the original court document is not available the name cannot be changed.

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the ID renewal process.

Physical Description Changes: Changes to physical appearance can be made as part of the ID renewal process, except Gender Changes. All Gender Changes must be substantiated and completed at the DMV-Registry.

State ID Duplicates

ID Duplicate Requirements

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Provides a duplicate ID, no changes allowed. If within 3-months before their birthday, an ID renewal should be completed in place of a duplicate license.

Process: Duplicate ID Requirements: One item from each of the following lists: "Identity Documents"/"Signature Documents" must be presented prior to issuance of the duplicate ID. List of acceptable documents

Processing Time: A temporary State ID is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical State ID is mailed to the resident’s street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

State ID Veteran's License Designation

Veteran Designation on Drivers License or ID

Cost: No additional charge to add Veteran's designation. Can be added during a license/State ID renewal, duplicate, or update. Veteran status may be applied as a "no-charge update" upon request, if the license/ID is not due for a renewal or a duplicate is not needed. See RI-DMV Registry fee listing. See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Update of existing Rhode Island License/State ID to include Veteran's status, if Veteran received an honorable discharge.

Process:

  1. Required: DD214 or equivalent indicating an honorable discharge. See US Government listing of acceptable honorable discharge documents:
    View/Print Discharge Documents
  2. If not at renewal time, Member presents completed Veteran Designation Application: View/Print Veteran Designation Form
  3. If at renewal time, Member checks off "Veterans Designation" box on RI DMV LI-1 form: View/Print LI-1 Form

Processing Time: A temporary Rhode Island license/State ID is printed without the Veteran designation and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical license with the Veteran designation is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

For further information contact your local AAA Branch Office, or RI DMV-Registry website.


Registration/License Plate Services

Required Form
Service
Registration Renewals

Registration Renewals

Cost: Varies by plate type/weight of vehicle See RI-DMV Registry fee listing Purple Heart/Veteran Registration Renewals are free of charge, but need to be processed at AAA/DMV-Registry.

Description: Registration renewals, new license plate stickers issued. Certain changes allowed during process, except name changes. All name change requests must be completed at the DMV-Registry.

Process: Completed Registration Renewal Form required, including valid Auto Insurance information, company name, policy number, policy dates. Registration Renewal Form: View/Print Registration Renewal Form. Registration must be selected for renewal to process. Normally this is 90 days prior to expiration, however expired registrations, subject to DMV approval, may be processed as a Re-Registration.

Taxes: Tax Approval stamps are required on the renewal form if your vehicle is registered in any of the following cities or towns and/or if you owed back taxes in any city/town, even if paid in full. If you do not have the renewal form, obtain an original receipt from the tax collectors office showing vehicle taxes are paid prior to processing the registration renewal.
  • Exeter
  • Warren
Processing Time: Registration and license plate stickers are printed and given to member after payment and review of paperwork is complete.

Changes

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the Registration Renewal process

Vehicle Color Changes: Vehicle color may be changed as part of the Registration Renewal.

Exception: Apportion Plates (type 40) must be renewed at the DMV International Registration Program (IRP) Office. They cannot be renewed at AAA or at any other DMV office.
IRP Office
45 Park Place
Pawtucket RI 02860

Re-Registrations (beyond 90-days)

Re-registration

Cost: Varies by plate type/weight of vehicle. RI-DMV Registry fee listing Cost cannot be adjusted for any reason, contact DMV-Registry to dispute fees.

Description: Re-registration of an existing registration that has expired. Registered owner must still have plates for the vehicle, and plates cannot have been registered in someone else's name. (Computer verification required). Re-registrations are pro-rated for one year only. Certain changes allowed during process, except name changes. All name change requests must be completed at the DMV-Registry.

Process: TR-1 form filled out by registered owner, to include valid Auto Insurance information, company name, policy number, policy dates. Complete TR-1 (Sections 1 A-H)

TR-1 Form: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/documents/forms/registration/TR-1.pdf

Note: The TR-1 form must be signed by registered owner. AAA members may process a re-registration for themselves or on behalf of another member only, if the TR-1 form is notarized. AAA has notaries available at Branch Offices.

Processing Time: Registration and license plate stickers are printed and given to member after payment and review of paperwork is complete.

Exceptions

Leased Vehicles: Re-registration of lease vehicles must be completed at the DMV-Registry.
Residency Requirement: Registered owner must have valid RI License. Out of state license holder must apply and receive RI license from DMV-Registry before a re-registration can be completed.
Preferred Plates Preferred plates are issued by the Governor's Office and must be reapproved if the plate is in need of a re-registration. Members will need the "pink" preferred plate card issued by the Governor's Office before a re-registration can be completed. Contact: Office of the Governor, State of RI, State House, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence RI 02903-1196, Attn. License Plate Request 401-222-2080.
Preferred plates have the following combinations:
Passenger plates:
1 letter with 1, 2 or 3 numbers
2 letters, with 1, or 2 numbers
1, 2, 3, or 4 numbered plates
Commercial/Motorcycle plates:
4 numbers
Combination plates
3 or 4 numbers
Suburban/War Veteran plates:
3 numbers

Changes

Address Changes: A change of address may be completed as part of the Registration Renewal process.

Vehicle Color Changes: Vehicle color may be changed as part of the Registration Renewa

Exception: Apportion Plates (type 40) must be renewed at the DMV International Registration Program (IRP) Office. They cannot be renewed at AAA or at any other DMV office.
IRP Office
45 Park Place
Pawtucket RI 02860

Duplicate Registration

Duplicate Registrations

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing Purple Heart/Veteran Registration Renewals are free of charge, but need to be processed at AAA/DMV-Registry.

Description: Provides a duplicate registration for registered owner, no changes allowed.

Process: TR-1 form filled out by registered owner, to include valid Auto Insurance information, company name, policy number, policy dates. Complete TR-1 sections (A, B, C, E, H, I)

Processing Time: Duplicate registrations are printed and given to member after payment and review of paperwork is complete.

TR-1 Form: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/documents/forms/registration/TR-1.pdf

Note: The registration form must be signed by registered owner. AAA members may process a duplicate registration for themselves or on behalf of another member only. If processed on behalf of another member the form must be Notarzied. AAA has notaries available at Branch Offices.

Cancellation of Registration

Cancellation of Registration

Cost: $0.00

Description: Cancellation of registration, return of plates to AAA

Process: Both registration plates must be returned to cancel a registration. If one or both plates are missing, a police report must be turned in to cancel the plates. Registration certificate not required.

Processing Time: Registrations are canceled electronically after review of information in the DMV-Registry system. Receipt is given to the member verifying cancelation.

Note: A member may cancel plates for themselves or on behalf of another member only.

Exceptions: Apportioned Plates, (plate type 40) must be cancelled and plates returned to the DMV International Registration Program (IRP) Office. They cannot be cancelled by AAA or at any other DMV office.
IRP Office
45 Park Place
Pawtucket RI 02860

 
Registration Refund

Registration Refund

Cost: $0.00

Description: Pro-rated refund of registration fees paid must have 13 months remaining or no refund due.

Process: Registration must be cancelled to process refund. See Cancellation of Registration

Processing Time: Refunds may take up to six months to be processed.

Refund Form: Refund Application

Note: The registration refund form must be signed by registered owner and notarized. AAA has notaries available at Branch Offices. AAA members may process a notarized refund for themselves or on behalf of another member only.

Exceptions: Leased Vehicles: If the vehicle is a leased vehicle the refund form must be completed by the lease company. Timeframe: Refund forms must be received within one year from the cancellation date.

 
Registration/License Plate Remakes

License Plate Remakes

Includes lost, duplicate & damaged plates

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Provides a duplicate set of license plates for registered owner, no changes allowed. Registration must be current and valid. Specialty plates (Mr. Potato Head, Audubon, Firefighter, etc.) must be ordered through the DMV-Registry.

Process: Plate remake form filled out by registered owner. Complete sections (1,2,3,5,6) Plates can be picked up at any AAA Branch or DMV office by indicating preference on form.

Processing Time: License plate remakes can take up to 120 days to be delivered back to AAA/DMV for pickup.

Note: AAA members may process a license plate remake for themselves or on behalf of another member only. The plate remake form must be signed by registered owner. If processed on behalf of another member, the form must also be notarized. AAA has notaries available at Branch Offices.

Plate Remake Form: License Plate Application

Vanity Plate Orders

Vanity Plate Order

Ordering Fees: See RI-DMV Fee Listing

Annual Fees: All fees subject to change. See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Description: Vanity plates consist of:

  1. 2-6 letters and no numbers –or-
  2. 3-5 letters and 1 number –or-
  3. 3-4 letters and 2 numbers –or-
  4. 3 letters and 3 numbers

Motorcycles only have a maximum of 5 digits.

Ordering Time: Vanity plate orders take approx. 90-120 days for processing.

Plate Pickup: Members can choose to pick up their plates at any RI AAA Branch or DMV office. Plate changes at AAA are one-way only, i.e. passenger vehicle to passenger vehicle, same owner. Any other changes must be done at the DMV.

Exceptions: Vanity plates do not include "specialty plates". (Osprey, Patriots, Plum Beach Lighthouse, Mr. Potato Head etc.) Visit the RI DMV website for more details: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/plates/other/

Replacement License Plate Sticker

Replacement License Plate Stickers

Cost: $0.00

Description: Replacement set of license plate stickers.

Process: Member presents valid registration, appropriate stickers are given. Registration must be valid to issue license plate stickers.

Processing Time: Stickers issued upon review of registration.

Note: AAA members may request license plate stickers for themselves or on behalf of another member only.


Motorcycle Services
Required Form
Service
Permit Issuance

Motorcyle Permits

Description: RI residents who take and pass the RI Rider Education Program through CCRI will now be able to have their permit activated at AAA. Please note only valid, unexpired RI Rider Education Program certificates are accepted at AAA or the RI DMV.

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Process: Required documents:

  1. Copleted LI-1 form
  2. Current, valid RI Drivers License
  3. For permit: RIREP course completion certificate.
  4. Must be original (no photo-copies) Issued on heavy stock paper.
  5. Must be signed by instructor.
  6. Must be valid: Permits expire six months after completion of course, which is noted on form.
  7. NOTE: Out of state certificates must be converted to the RIREP course certificate. Contact CCRI @ 401-825-1214.

Processing Time: A temporary Drivers License is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical Drivers License is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.

Endorsement

Motorcyle Endorsements

Description: 30 days after receiving a Motorcycle Permit, RI residents may have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license.

Cost: See RI-DMV Registry fee listing

Process: Required documents:

  1. Completed LI-1 form
  2. Current, valid RI Drivers License
  3. Current valid RI Motorcycle Permit
  4. Member must wait 30-days upon issuance of Motorcycle Permit.
  5. Date is stamped on Motorcycle Receipt and noted in DMV system

Processing Time: A temporary Drivers License is printed and given after a review of paperwork and payment. The physical Drivers License is mailed to the resident's street address (no PO Boxes) within 30 days after processing.


Other Services
Required Form
Service
US Flag Decal

US Flag Decal

Cost: $5.00

Description: Benefits RI Military Family Relief. Flag decal for lower left side of rear plate only.

Miscellaneous DMV Forms

These services are available to AAA members at the following branch offices: