DMV offering limited services by appointment only, state offices move services online

Governor Raimondo announced changes to several state offices to help reduce human contact.
Governor closes satellite DMVs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Governor Raimondo announced changes to several state offices to help reduce human contact.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Labor and Training (DLT), and HealthSource RI will be moving to online and telephone-only services until further notice. This includes all new applications, renewals, or changes in benefits. Individuals who need to drop off paper applications will be able to do so without speaking with a customer service representative.

All DMV satellite offices are closed. The Cranston DMV is suspending personal driver license and registration services through the end of the week. The Cranston office will only provide the following limited services: dealer appointments, adjudications, and commercial drivers licenses. Rhode Islanders are encouraged not to go to the DMV this week unless absolutely necessary.

If your license or registration is expiring, you will be granted a 30 day grace period. Rhode Islanders are encouraged not to go to the DMV this week unless absolutely necessary.

Beginning Monday, March 23, the DMV will begin taking clients for all services by appointment only. Please check the DMV website to confirm an appointment before visiting the DMV next week.

The governor also signed an Executive Order allowing all Rhode Island public entities to conduct meetings online or over the phone and extending the timeline for public records requests. Raimondo recommends municipalities postpone all non-essential meetings.

The State House is also closed to visitors.

Categories: Coronavirus, Providence, Rhode Island, Your Health