Renew your Rhode Island drivers license

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Your new license will be mailed to the mailing address on file with the DMV, and you will have an opportunity to verify this address before completing your renewal. If an address change is necessary, you will need to visit the DMV Web site to download the 'Change of Address' form and mail it to the Cranston DMV before completing your renewal. Please allow enough time for the change to be processed before trying again to renew your license online.

Upon completion of your online application for renewal, you will be able to print a receipt or have it e-mailed to you. This receipt, in conjunction with your current physical license, will be accepted for state and local law enforcement purposes. If you do not have a printer or e-mail address, you may renew your license, but no receipt will be available indicating your renewal.

You will not be able to submit any changes to your license information via this online service, including name, residence and mailing addresses, physical characteristics (height, weight, eye color, hair color), restrictions, endorsements and veteran status.

Due to Federal regulations, Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) can not be renewed online and can only be renewed in person at the Cranston DMV. Also, licenses which are suspended, revoked, expired for more than 180 days, held by non-US citizens, or do not meet certain state or national requirements may not be renewed online.

Your license renewal request will be processed within three business days. You will receive your new license in up to 60 days. Your receipt, in conjunction with your current physical license, will be accepted for local and state law enforcement purposes. Completion of your renewal well in advance of the expiration date is highly recommended.

Because access to some renewal eligibility information is limited, this online service may be unavailable at the following times:

  • Saturday 8:30 PM through Monday 7:30 AM (including every Sunday)
  • Monday - Saturday 6:45 AM - 7:30 AM

To process your renewal, you will need:

  • Your current drivers license or renewal notice
  • A method of payment
  • A printer or email address to print or receive your receipt

Payment options:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex) - A fee of $2.75 will be added.
  • eCheck (Bank Account and Routing Number) - There is no added fee for eCheck payment.

You will be asked questions regarding:

  • Vision examination and/or impairment
  • Organ donor status
  • Voter registration

Please note that you are not able to update the REAL ID compliant status of your license online. For more information on REAL ID, please visit