The Driver’s License Renewal Service is Also Available for Mobile
Devices Including the iPhone
Rhode Islanders are reminded that driver’s license renewals are
available online for every other renewal period, thanks to a
collaboration between the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (RI
DMV) and RI.gov, the State of Rhode
Island’s official website. Prior to the online service, Rhode Islanders
were required to present themselves at one of the state’s DMV locations
or at AAA, if members. In his continuing effort to streamline the DMV,
Governor Lincoln Chafee announced the new online service in May. Those
wishing to renew their driver’s license may go directly to, https://www.ri.gov/DMV/licenserenewal/.
Users should pay particular attention to the service home page, which
outlines eligibility. Once the online renewal is submitted, the Rhode
Island DMV will mail the actual driver’s license.
The Rhode Island DMV online driver’s license renewal service can also be
accessed on smartphones including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android.
Just go to https://www.ri.gov/DMV/licenserenewal/
and renew every other five-year period from your mobile device. The
screen will automatically size to fit without needing to download any
applications. For more information about renewing your driver’s license
in Rhode Island, please visit, www.dmv.ri.gov.
About the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (RI DMV)
The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (also known as the Rhode
Island Registry of Motor Vehicles) is responsible for administering and
enforcing all laws pertaining to the operation and registration of motor
vehicles; issuing driver and commercial licenses and enforcing all laws
relating to the issuance of licenses and suspension and revocation of
motor vehicle registration and licenses; inspection of motor vehicles;
and the study of motor vehicle accidents. The Division of Motor Vehicles
is a cornerstone of the state’s public safety program. Its purpose is to
ensure that only qualified and safe drivers and vehicles operate on the
state’s roadways. RIGL 31-2-1 establishes the Division of Motor
Vehicles, prescribed by Chapters 1–27. Additionally, the Division has
responsibility of Chapters 31-33. The Division of Motor Vehicles is
within the Department of Revenue. http://www.dmv.ri.gov
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