Rhode Island Repossession Laws / Recovery Requirements

Where do I refer to for Title or License Registration?

For state Title and License Information, refer to:


Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles

286 Main Street

Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860


Telephone: (401) 277-2970.

Security Interests:

Shown on title held by lienholder.


Recording Requirements:

Per the Uniform Commercial Code adopted in July, 1962: Filed with Town Clerk or Recorder where mortgagor resides.

Recovery Requirements:

As per the UCC, repossession is allowed and permitted as long as it is peaceful.

Redemption Requirements:

No provisions.

Deficiency Requirements:

No statutory provisions and seemingly enforceable if contract so provides. Judgment notes are invalid.

Special Motor Vehicle Provisions:

No provisions.

Documents Required to Transfer Ownership of Motor Vehicle:

Title in lienholder’s name; certified copy of lien instrument; affidavit of repossession; notarized Bill of Sale and Power of Attorney.


Documents Required for Liquidation:

Bill of Sale, Affidavit of Repossession, Title, Inspection required.



Remain with the owner / debtor, if transferred to another vehicle, otherwise, the plates must be returned to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.



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