SCITUATE, RI — Rhode Island State Police remind motorists that all drivers’
licenses and motor vehicle registrations due to expire between July 1 and July 31,
2017 have been automatically extended through September 30, 2017.
The extension results from the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles
transitioning to new databases and computer systems, which resulted in some people
not being able to renew licenses and registrations set to expire this month.
Legislation has been passed within Rhode Island that allows the Administrator of the
Division of Motor Vehicles to extend expiration dates in certain circumstances,
which includes this computer upgrade.
Pursuant to this legislation, the expiration date for any and all Rhode Island
drivers’ licenses and registrations expiring in July 2017 have been extended through
September 30, 2017, and are to be considered valid through that date.
Please note: this applies only to licenses and registrations due to expire during
the month of July 2017. Any license or registration set to expire on or after August
1, 2017, must be renewed on or before the date of expiration in order to be