DMV Appointments in Rhode Island

At this time, the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) currently allows you to make appointments for road tests, commercial driver's license (CDL) road tests and salvage vehicle inspections.

Schedule a Road Test Appointment

Your road test may be scheduled at your local DMV office by phone or in-person. You may schedule your test at the time you receive your permit.

Schedule a CDL Test Appointment

The CDL road test is given by the Community College of Rhode Island. You may schedule your CDL road exam by calling (401) 825-1146

Schedule a Salvage Inspection Appointment

To schedule an inspection appointment for a salvage vehicle, you will need to contact, in-person, the DMV's Enforcement Department. They are located at 600 New London Ave., Cranston, RI. If you need to cancel or change your appointment, call (401) 462-5736 at least 24 hours in advance.

Suggested Times to Visit

Shorten your wait time at the DMV by avoiding these busy times:

  • Mondays and Fridays.
  • The first and last business day of the month.
  • The day before and after a holiday.
  • The months of February and March.
  • School vacations.

Online Services

Not all tasks require an in-person visit to the RI DMV. Find out what you can take care of from your own computer by accessing our Online Services page.

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