How To Reinstate a Suspended Rhode Island License
Do you need to reinstate your suspended Rhode Island drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.
Driving with a suspended Rhode Island drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Rhode Island license. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV Online services. You will also receive 30 days of emergency roadside assistance. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a local DMV office
If your prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in person visit is either preferred or required.
Reinstating Your License
Once your suspension or revocation period has ended, you may apply for reinstatement at your local DMV office. For a list of DMV offices, visit http://www.dmv.ri.gov/locations/.
Please note that there may be further fees charged depending on the offense committed. All fees may be paid either in person or by mail. You may pay by cash, money order, personal check, bank check and MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card.