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  • DMV Appointments in Rhode Island

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    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.