Bristol Fourth of July Celebration
4th of July License Plate
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I keep my current RI License plate number?
Yes. When you switch to the Patriotic plate, your current number is transferred to the new plate, just think of it as ordering a new background design for your existing plate.
Can I get whatever number I want?
The DMV only issues plates that are currently active.
I have a commercial plate; can I get a Patriotic plate?
Presently, only passenger vehicle plates qualify for the Patriotic plate.
How much is the Patriotic plate and where does the money go?
First Time charity order for a set of two plates is $42.50. $15.00 of each order goes
directly to The Fourth of July Committee to help with their efforts to continue the
Annual Celebration, $5.00 will be donated directly to the RI Veterans Home, $22.50
will go to the DMV for plate production.
What if I lose a plate and need just one?
You will need a remake of your plates which is directly controlled by the DMV and
the cost is $32.50 (Set of two). The Fourth of July Committee does not receive any
of that money.
When can I expect to receive my plates?
The plates can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to complete. The DMV will mail your
plates directly to you when they are ready.
Can anyone who has any kind of vehicle purchase the Patriotic license plates? Commercial , Combination, Suburban, Veteran or similar plates DO NOT qualify for
the Patriotic plates. Your registration must say "PRIVATE PASS".
Do I have to live in Rhode Island to get the Patriotic license plates?
You must already have a Rhode Island registered car in order to get the Patriotic plates.
I collect old license plates, can I keep my old ones?
Yes, however the DMV would prefer that you destroy your old plates.
Bristol 4th of July Committee
General Chairman: Camille Teixeira
P.O. Box 561
Bristol, RI 02809