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Governor Announces Opening of Westerly DMV

Governor Lincoln Chafee today announced that the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has opened a new branch in the Westerly Town Hall. The office is located in the conference room across from City Council Chambers and it will be open one day per week.

"Improving DMV services to all Rhode Islanders is my top priority," said Governor Chafee. "I am pleased to re-establish a DMV office in Westerly to better serve citizens of the area and the State," stated Chafee.

DMV officials have been meeting over the past year with Westerly Town Manager Steven Hartford, State Senator Dennis Algiere, State Representative Sam Azzinaro and Town Council President Diane Serra to identify the DMV's space and technology requirements and to determine the best location to meet those needs. The DMV Westerly branch will be open one day per week on Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Customers will be able to process the following transactions:

  • License renewals
  • Update information on license and registration
  • New and transfer registration
  • Re-registration of expired (over 3 months) registrations
  • Duplicate registrations and plate changes
  • Plate cancellations
  • Duplicate plate orders
  • Vanity plate orders
  • Out of state license/registration transfers
  • Limited permits (under 18) with CCRI 33-hour certificates and attended class in Rhode Island
Please Note: CDL transactions and the computerized knowledge exam are available at the Cranston DMV only. Dealer Runner transactions will not be done in Westerly but may be completed in other DMV locations.

Related links

Department or agency: Division of Motor Vehicles

Online: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/

Release date: 05-21-2012

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