RI DMV TR-1
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.
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 "yellow" 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 and 5 digit numbered plates; also the following six digit passenger plates;
- Commercial/Motorcycle Plates: 1-9999
- Combination Plates: 1-9999
- Suburban/War Veteran Plates: 1-999
- National Guard Plates: 1-99
- Veteran Plates: 1-999
- Antique Plates: 1-2000
- Public Plates: 1-99
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.
150 Midway Rd
Cranston, RI 02920