How to Sign Your Title in Rhode Island (RI)

Where to Sign

Be sure to write clearly and sign/print your name exactly as spelled on the front of your title. Avoid white-out, scribbles, and strike-throughs.

Multiple Owners

Only one owner must sign if title states “OR” or “AND/OR” between owner names printed on the front of the title.

Both owners must sign if title states “AND” between owner names or if nothing is listed between owner names.

Lien or Bank Name on Title

If your Rhode Island title shows a lien or a bank name printed on the front, then your title will need to be signed off by the lien holder or have a separate lien release letter.

No Title In Hand

The Bill of Sale is acceptable instead of a title for cars made before 2000.

Duplicate Time in Person

7 to 10 Business Days

Duplicate Time by Mail

3 to 6 Weeks

Duplicate Cost


Rhode Island DMV

Division of Motor Vehicles Research/Title Office 600 New London Ave. Cranston, RI 02920