How to Get Your Car Title in Rhode Island

Why Do You Need a Car Title in Rhode Island?

Much like everywhere else in the United States, your car title or more formally, Certificate of Title, is the most important piece of paperwork that is related to your vehicle. The title assures that you are the owner of your vehicle. It is pertinent that you have your car title in Rhode Island when attempting to sell your vehicle.

What If You Lost Your Title?

Losing your title isn’t the end of the world, but it can be a very time-consuming and frustrating process. You can read more about how to sell your car without a title here! You will learn there the many frustrations and why selling your car without a title is the worst way to sell your car.

In Rhode Island, the process could especially be frustrating when getting a duplicate title. Here is the step-by-step process.

  1. Fill out the Rhode Island Application of Title (TR-2/TR-9)
  2. Visit the Pawtucket DMV, this is the only DMV office that will be able to process your application.
    • Address:
    • 600 New London Ave
      Cranston, RI 02920
  3. Make sure to bring:
    • Filled-out Application of Title (TR-2/TR-9)
    • Identification
    • Proof of residence
    • Lien release paperwork, if applicable
  4. Expect to pay a fee of $51.50 to get a duplicate title.

Getting your car title in Rhode Island isn’t terribly complicated, but it can be a bit expensive and annoying if you don’t live near the Pawtucket DMV. Hopefully that this brief guide will streamline the process of getting your duplicate title in Rhode Island!

Please note: If you currently owe money on your vehicle in Rhode Island (have a current lien), cannot purchase your vehicle. You can, however, sell your car to once the final lien payment is made and you have secured your title from the lien-holder.

This information is subject to change and is for informational purposes only. Be sure to check with your local DMV to make sure that all processes are the same.

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