Rejected personalized (aka "vanity) license plates in 2013 (Rhode Island)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Division of Motor Vehicles of Rhode Island.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

This is a request for a list of all personalized license plate number applications that were rejected for the year 2013.

If available I am also looking for:

-The reason for the rejection of the personalized plate.
-The vehicle make and model.
-The City and County where the applicants vehicle would be registered.

I am NOT looking for any personal identifiable information such as first and last name, street number, street name.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Marcy Coleman

I am in receipt of your request faxed to this office on May 6, 2014 in which you request a list of all applications for vanity plates that were denied. The Division of Motor Vehicles does not maintain any such record that would be responsive to your request. Should you wish to appeal this decision, you may contact Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director of the Department of Revenue, One Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island 02908.

Marcy E. Coleman, Esq.
Deputy Chief of Legal Services
Division of Motor Vehicles
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920-3024
Tel: 401-462-1208
Fax: 401-462-5784

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