PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a new online service, in conjunction with RI.gov, that allows vehicle owners to apply for flashing light permits online. Rhode Island law mandates that all vehicles displaying either red or amber flashing lights must be registered with the DMV. The new service replaces a mail in, paper-based process with an easy to use online service. Applications and renewals can be securely submitted electronically by vehicle owners along with their payment. The new service also provides DMV staff with an administrative interface to efficiently review, approve, and manage the more than 3,000 applications that are processed by the division every year.
“The Rhode Island DMV is thrilled to add the Flashing Light Permit Application service to our growing menu of online services,” said Walter Craddock, DMV Administrator. “We are committed to giving Rhode Islanders more control over how they can interact with us, and this service is a positive step toward that goal. Additionally, the efficiencies created through moving these common processes online allow us to provide more attention to assist customers that may have special or unique needs.”
The Flashing Light Permit Application is available to vehicle owners 24/7 by visiting https://www.ri.gov/app/dmv/flashing_lights/. The application was developed at no cost to taxpayers in partnership with the state’s digital government services provider, RI Interactive. The service is part of the popular suite of online services developed by RI Interactive including Driver’s License and Registration renewals currently available at https://www.RI.gov and the DMV website at www.dmv.ri.gov.
RI.gov is Rhode Island’s homepage and official Website (www.ri.gov), a collaborative effort between the state of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Interactive. The RI.gov site and services are developed and maintained by Rhode Island Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the digital government firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
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