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Who should I contact if I'm experiencing technical difficulties?
All technical difficulties may be directed to help desk either by email: or telephone: 401-831-8099.

What if my marine license does not show up in a search?
Please contact the DEM directly at (401) 222-6647.

May I obtain a new license online?
No. You must obtain your new license by mail or in person at the Department of Environmental Management, Office of Boat Registration & Licensing.

How often do I need to renew my marine license?
The marine license year is January 1, through December 31, . The renewal period for all commercial licenses is January 1 through February 28, annually. License fees are not pro-rated and are non-refundable.

What is the RI Interactive Price?
Conducting business online through is voluntary, and the RI Interactive price may be higher than the underlying financial obligation owed to the associated government entity. If you do not wish to pay the RI Interactive price, you can choose to conduct your business directly with the state or municipality. For more information, contact the appropriate state or municipal entity or e-mail RI Interactive at

State Fees for all Licenses and Endorsements RI Interactive Price More info
$0.00 $3.00
$50.00 $54.00
$75.00 $79.50
$100.00 $105.00
$150.00 $156.00
$200.00 $207.00
$300.00 $309.00
$500.00 $513.00
$750.00 $768.00
$1000.00 $1023.00
$1500.00 $1533.00

If I give my credit card information online is it safe? takes your privacy and security seriously. Our technology and policies are designed to make your transactions safe, private and secure.

Our secure socket layer software uses encryption to protect the transmittal of all information you send to our online application.

Will you sell my information to telemarketers?
No. We are just as concerned about ensuring your safety as you are. will not trade, rent, or sell your personal or financial information.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit and debit cards.

How do I reach the Department of Environmental Management?
Department of Environmental Management
Office of Boat Registration & Licensing
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908-5767
(401) 222-6647
Questions: Margaret McGrath

Can I change my address online?
No. If you need to change your address, please visit the Department of Environmental Management in person during regular office hours.

How do I check my order status?
You may call the Department of Environmental Management, Office of Boat Registration & Licensing at: (401) 222-6647.

What is the shipping time?
Please allow 7-14 business days for delivery of your renewed marine license.