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I just moved to RI and need to register my leased vehicle. Are there any special requirements?

Within 30 days of moving to Rhode Island you must obtain a new title and new registration for your leased vehicle. Original title is required and must be obtained from the leasing company if there is not a lien on the vehicle. The RI DMV will not request the title from a leasing company or financial institution. A photocopy of a title for a leased vehicle will be accepted ONLY if a lien holder is listed on the title. NO title will be produced by DMV and a NON-TRANSFERRABLE registration will be given to the new RI resident. To register your leased vehicle in RI, you will also need: A TR-5 form (VIN verification) from a local police department. A Power of Attorney from the leasing company for the person signing the TR-1 form (registration and title application). A letter of permission from the leasing company for the out of state transfer. A completed TR-1(registration and title application) form with the leasing company listed as the owner. The lessee information is placed in Section B. Gross Weight (found on certificate or origin or on the VIN plate located on the driver's side door of the vehicle). Valid RI Insurance in the lessee's name. Lessee's RI license or Out of State license and proof of RI residency. A Sales/Use Tax Exemption Certificate (Form T-333). Purchaser listed on the form is the Leasing Company. Here is additional information regarding registration of all leased vehicles in Rhode Island: A leasing company must have a valid Rhode Island leasing license and RI Division of Taxation permit number on file. A leasing license or an approved waiver letter (if the leasing company has five (5) vehicles or less registered in RI) must be on file with the RI DMV, Dealers' License and Regulations Office, listing the exact name and address of the leasing company. A GU-1338 insurance form must be on file with DMV, Financial Responsibility Section, listing the exact name and address of the leasing company. Registrations for leased vehicles can now be renewed online. However, owners of leased vehicles will not be able to update or change the address on their registration. For more information about registering a leased vehicle in RI or other online services, please visit our website at Debbie Rich serves as public information officer for the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles. Please send your questions to Ask the DMV, c/o Providence Journal, Features Department, 75 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02902 or email to

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