Change of Address in Rhode Island

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SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Rhode Island

If you've changed your address, you will need to inform the RI DMV either online or by mail. If you'd like updated documents showing your new address, you'll need to order replacements.

This page will help you change your address with the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Change Your Address with the RI DMV

To change your address on Rhode Island DMV records, you can submit your information either online or by mail. You must notify the RI DMV within 10 days of moving to a new address.

NOTE: If you are leasing your vehicle, you cannot change your address online.

Changing your RI DMV records is free. If you'd like a replacement RI driver's license/ID card, or vehicle documents showing your new address, continue reading the sections below.

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Change your address online using the Rhode Island Address Change system. You will need to provide information about your current driver's license and any vehicles you own.

By Mail

To notify the RI DMV of your new address by mail, complete a Change of Address Notice and send it to:

Division of Motor Vehicles
Attn: Address Change
600 New London Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920

Driver's License/ID Card Address Change

If you'd like a replacement driver's license showing your new address, you will need to visit your local Rhode Island DMV office and request a duplicate.

You will need to submit:

For more information, visit our Replacing Your License page.

Vehicle Registration & Title Address Change

If you'd like an updated registration card and title certificate, you can apply for a duplicate either by mail or in person.

By Mail

Send a completed Application for Registration and Title Certificate (Form TR-1) and payment for fees to:

Division of Motor Vehicles
600 New London Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920

In Person

To obtain an updated registration card and certificate of title showing your new address, visit your local RI DMV office with:

  • Your current registration card.
  • Your Rhode Island driver's license.
  • Proof of your insurance.
  • Payment for the required fees.

Fees to Change Your Rhode Island Address

While it's free to change your address on your RI Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) records, you will need to pay for replacement documents showing your address.

  • Driver's license: $6.50.
  • ID card: $6.50.
    • If you're 59 years old or older the update is free.
  • Registration card: $6.50.
  • Duplicate title certificate: $51.50.

RI DMV offices accept payment by:

  • Cash.
  • Money order.
  • Check (bank and personal) payable to “Division of Motor Vehicles."
  • MasterCard, Discover, VISA, and American Express credit card.

New Rhode Island Residents

If you've just moved to Rhode Island from another state, you'll need to transfer your out-of-state driver's license and have your car registered with the DMV.

Visit our following pages for information on how to complete these tasks:

To learn what else you may need to do once you become a resident of the state, check out our New to Rhode Island guide.

Change Your Name in RI

If you've changed your name, you'll need to visit your local RI DMV office in person to have your driver's license/ID card and motor vehicle documents updated.

You will need to bring various documents, proof of your name change, and payment for the required fees.

See our Changing Your Name in Rhode Island page for complete instructions. BBB Business Review

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