Rhode Island DMV unable to process license requests due to data service issue

Rhode Island DMV unable to process license requests due to data service issue



CRANSTON — Those seeking to get or renew a license today will have to wait.

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles was experiencing a service disruption with the national clearinghouse for licensing data on Wednesday morning, leading the agency to suspend all licensing transactions until further notice.

Other DMV transaction services were unaffected by the disruption, officials said, and the DMV remains open for all other business.

“The division apologizes for the inconvenience this causes our customers,” the agency said in a press release. “The division is working with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, which serves as the national clearinghouse for motor-vehicle registry data, and its telecommunications vendor to resolve the issue as soon as possible. They do not have an estimate of when licensing services will be restored to the DMV.”

An update regarding the progress of repair efforts is expected later today.

Jason Vallee


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