A Message from Chief Magistrate
William R. Guglietta
Welcome to the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal homepage. The Traffic Tribunal is
part of the Rhode Island unified court system and is comprised of a Chief
Magistrate, an Administrative Magistrate, three (3) Associate Judges, and three
The Traffic Tribunal was created by the Rhode Island General Assembly in July
1999 to replace the former Administrative Adjudication Court. In 2007, the
Traffic Tribunal was made a standalone and independent court operating under the
direction of the Chief Magistrate. The Traffic Tribunal has original
jurisdiction over civil traffic offenses committed in Rhode Island, including
breathalyzer refusals. Further, the Traffic Tribunal has authority over certain
Department of Environmental Management offenses. The Traffic Tribunal has
oversight responsibilities and concurrent jurisdiction with the Municipal Courts
for lesser traffic offenses.
The Traffic Tribunal operates several daily calendars including arraignments,
trials, motions, and citation (collections) cases. The court also has an Appeals
Division which processes Traffic Tribunal, Municipal Court, and Division of
Motor Vehicle appeals.
The website provides valuable information to assist you in your interactions
with our court. If you require additional information, please feel free to
contact the Information Line at (401) 275-2700, my office at (401) 275-2801, or
the Administrator office at (401) 275-2816.