Rhode Island DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in Rhode Island? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, so now's the time to act!

But don't worry - we've got your back. We've compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You'll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call Rhode Island home.

To begin, select from the following

Rhode Island Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Rhode Island?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver's license records?

No

Will the state of Rhode Island issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

No. After you've updated your records, you must apply for a duplicate if you'd like your new address reflected on your license.

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

Luckily, you can update your address for your driver's license and vehicle registration simultaneously through Rhode Island's online Change of Address System.

If you prefer snail mail, you can download a change of address form and mail it here:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Attention: ADDRESS CHANGE
  • 600 New London Avenue
  • Cranston, RI 02920-3024

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

If applying online:

  • Your drivers license
  • Your vehicle registration

If applying via mail:

  • A completed change of address form
  • Your drivers license number
  • Your registration type and license plate number
  • Your old address
  • Your new address
  • Your phone number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your email address (if you have one)

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

You'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move, so hop to it!

Rhode Island Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Rhode Island?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Fortunately, you can update your address for your vehicle registration and drivers license simultaneously through Rhode Island's online Change of Address System.

If you prefer snail mail, you can download a change of address form and mail it here:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Attention: ADDRESS CHANGE
  • 600 New London Avenue
  • Cranston, RI 02920-3024

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

If applying online:

  • Your drivers license
  • Your vehicle registration

If applying via mail:

  • A completed change of address form
  • Your drivers license number
  • Your registration type and license plate number
  • Your old address
  • Your new address
  • Your phone number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your email address (if you have one)

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move, so move quickly!

Rhode Island Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver's license?

Yes

Where can I get a new driver's license?

You can get a new driver's license in person at the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles. Unfortunately, services are not available online.

What will I need?

  • Your completed License/ID/Permit Application
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Social Security Number, passport number, employment authorization number, or resident alien card number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your phone number
  • Your Rhode Island address
  • Proof of Rhode Island residency (acceptable documents are listed on the application)
  • Your Social Security Card (the original)
  • Your out-of-state license

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

You have 30 days to apply for and receive a Rhode Island drivers license.

Do I need to take a driving test?

If your out-of-state license has been expired for over a year, you must apply for a permit, take a computerized knowledge test, and pass a road test.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age old question. It will cost you $43.50 to get a Rhode Island license. See the Rhode Island DMV fees chart for more information.

Rhode Island Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes

Where can I register my vehicle?

You can register your vehicle at any Rhode Island DMV branch.

What will I need?

  • A completed Application for Registration
  • A completed Sales or Use Tax Exemption Form
  • A completed Sales Tax Exemption Affadavit
  • The vehicle's license plate number
  • The name, address, license number, and date of birth for the vehicle's owner and/or lessee
  • Your insurance company name and policy number
  • Vehicle information
  • Lien information if applicable
  • Original title and VIN check if the vehicle is from 2001 or newer
  • Rhode Island license, or proof of residency

  • For more specific information on required documents, see page 3 of the Application for Registration.

    When do I need to register my vehicle?

    You need to register your vehicle within 30 days of moving to Rhode Island.

    Is there a fee?

    We don't fault you for asking. Costs vary. See the Rhode Island DMV fees page for more information.

    Is an emission test required?

    No

    Is proof of liability insurance required?

    You must carry minimum liability, and your insurance company must be licensed to do business in the State of Rhode Island.

    Rhode Island Driver's License Change of Address

    Do I need to notify the state of Rhode Island?

    It's complicated. When you receive a license from the state you're moving to, Rhode Island will automatically cancel your driver's license. However, if you are considered a temporary mover and do not register for an out-of-state license, you are still considered a Rhode Island resident and must update the DMV with your new address. Contact the Rhode Island DMV at (401) 462-4368 to see if your moving status is permanent or temporary.

    Rhode Island Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

    Do I need to notify the state of Rhode Island?

    No

    Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

    No

    Do I need to return my license plates?

    Yes. After registering your vehicle in another state, send your Rhode Island plates here:

    • Division of Motor Vehicles
    • Attn: Plates
    • 600 New London Ave.
    • Cranston, RI 02920

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