The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles oversees the distribution and issuance of personalized and customized vanity license plates. Rhode Island allows you to determine if your specific lettering on the license plate is available online. Personalized license plates in Rhode Island can be ordered online or using the online application. License plates can only be ordered by a registered owner and the plate you order must be registered to an Rhode Island vehicle at the time of issuance.
- Types of Vehicles: The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles allows personalized license plates on passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles whose gross weight is not more than 9000 lbs.
- Fee: The fee for a personalized license plate in Rhode Island is $72.50 or $86.50 (based on the plate type) in addition to the regular renewal fee.
- Number of Characters: In Rhode Island, they allow a maximum of 6 characters on your Personalized Plate. You can use any combination of Letters A to Z, Spaces and Numbers 0 to 9 .
- Limitations: Personalized vanity license plates in Rhode Island are subject to approval by the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles.
- Is My Plate Available?: Yes – you can look your preferred license plate up online! Visit the Rhode Island Personalized Plate Website.
- How to Order: To order your personalized Rhode Island personalized license plate, follow these steps:
- Visit the Rhode Island Personalized Plate Website to see if your personalized message is available and then follow the instructions to order online OR
- Complete a Personalized Rhode Island License Plate Application form. Submit your application and fees by mail.
- Additional Information: For more information on obtaining a personalized vanity license plate in Rhode Island, visit the Rhode Island Personalized Plates website, go to any Rhode Island DMV office or call the Department of Finance and Administration helpdesk at 1-401-462-4368.
This Site is not owned or operated by, nor affiliated with any governmental organization. This Site contains general information with respect to personalized license plates at the department of motor vehicles in various states. It is for informational and educational purposes only. You should check with the specific state that your motor vehicle is registered in before ordering