Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 3
Registration of Vehicles

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-3-31.3

§ 31-3-31.3. Registration of specially constructed vehicles.

(a) A “specially constructed vehicle” means every vehicle of a type that must be registered under chapters 3 through 9 of this title, but not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model, or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles.

(b) Specially constructed vehicles shall be subject to the registration fees in § 31-6-1.

(c) Before a specially constructed vehicle can be registered, it must undergo an inspection by the division of motor vehicles to determine whether the vehicle was designed for and may be safely operated on public roads, and meets all necessary safety standards. Only those specially constructed vehicles that are deemed by the division of motor vehicles to be designed for use on public roads and meeting all necessary safety standards shall be registered. Specially constructed vehicles that are registered shall be subject to inspection pursuant to § 31-38-4 to ensure that the vehicle continues to meet all necessary safety standards.

History of Section.
P.L. 2013, ch. 188, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 203, § 2; P.L. 2021, ch. 395, § 8, effective July 14, 2021.