CRANSTON, R.I. – The R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that, in keeping with Governor Raimondo's efforts to restart the Rhode Island economy, it will reopen its Woonsocket branch on Monday, June 1, 2020.
The Division branch located at 200 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket will reopen with expanded hours, serving customers: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Service at the Woonsocket branch will be by reservation only. To make a reservation, visit www.dmv.ri.gov.
"The Division has continued serving customers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic with a reservation service at our Cranston headquarters," said DMV Administrator Walter R. "Bud" Craddock. "The reservation service, coupled with adherence to the COVID-19 procedures recommended by the R.I. Department of Health, allows us to return service to our branches in a safe and orderly manner."
Rhode Islanders and others are reminded that expiration dates for driver's licenses, inspection stickers, and registrations that were due to expire in March, April and May have each been extended for 90 days. Credentials and documents with June expiration dates also have been extended for 90 days. Those are now due for renewal in September.
The decision to reopen branches in sequential fashion recognizes the importance of minimizing personal interactions during the COVID-19 crisis while acknowledging the need for some individuals to continue traveling in support of essential businesses and organizations, or personal needs such as food shopping and pharmacy visits.
Division customers are reminded that many transactions can be completed by mail or online: including renewing licenses or registrations, submitting CDL medical certifications, ordering custom plates, obtaining driver records, and changing addresses.
If it is necessary for you to complete a transaction in person, customers are reminded that the Division's offices in Cranston, Middletown and Woonsocket are open by reservation only. Walk-ins are not allowed at this time at either location.
Please visit www.dmv.ri.gov for available reservation times and more information on how to prepare for a visit.
Please watch for further announcements on the Division's website www.dmv.ri.gov , its Facebook account, or from Governor Raimondo's office regarding changes to Division operations.
People with questions about COVID-19 should visit the R.I. Department of Health website.