Applications for new and renewal of business licenses, including liquor and event licenses and permits, must be obtained from the Clerk's office.
For more information on starting a business visit the Department of State Business Services Division.
Department of State Business Services Division maintains Rhode Island’s state business registry. While we record new business formations and ongoing business registration activity, we also provide thoughtful guidance and comprehensive services to those looking to start and maintain a business or non-profit in Rhode Island. Other important State links below:
If you are seeking answers to legal questions you will need to find a private attorney. For information on choosing and working with a lawyer, you may wish to visit the Rhode Island Bar Association.
Additionally, free small business counseling is available through:
Every owner of a dog (six months or older) must license the dog annually. Licenses can only be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office. Before a license can be issued, written proof of a current rabies vaccination is required. Any person who becomes the owner or keeper of a dog during the year must obtain a license within thirty (30) days of taking ownership.