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