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  • My car’s registration expired and I can’t get an appoint at the DMV.
  • What about new car purchases?
  • Will my car still be insured if the registration expired?

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – In this edition of “12 Responds,” Tim White answers questions about motor vehicle registrations, and being unable to make an appointment at the R.I. Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

On Monday (April 28), Gov. Gina Raimondo announced expirations – for registrations, inspections and licenses – are getting a 90-day extension. For people whose registration expires in May, for example, the deadline is being pushed off until August.

It is by appointment only. But a spokesperson said if people have been unable to get an appointment, they can try writing into the DMV using this website.

The governor asked that people try taking care of their business online before attempting to book an appointment.

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Tim White ( is the Target 12 investigative reporter and host of Newsmakers for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook

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