License Applications & Renewals

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 Business Licenses

Applications for new and renewal of business licenses, including liquor and event licenses and permits, must be obtained online: Town of Jamestown Online Permitting System


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. Record new business formations and ongoing business registration activity, as well as utilize guidance and comprehensive services to those looking to start and maintain a business or non-profit in Rhode Island. Other important State links below:

State of Rhode Island Liquor Control Administration Rules & Regulations

State of Rhode Island General Laws

Rhode Island Department of Health

Rhode Island Division of Taxation

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 online : Town of Jamestown Online Permitting System or 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.
  • All dogs are required to be licensed annually between April 1st and April 30th for a fee of $6 per dog, $16 for non-spayed or neutered. A current rabies certificate must be presented before a license will be issued. If the renewal is not processed on or before April 30th, an additional $25 fee will be assessed.
  • Dog licenses may be obtained online, at the Office of the Town Clerk or by mail by providing a copy of the rabies certificate for each dog to be licensed and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with 70 cents  postage.
  • Dogs are subject to all Town Ordinances regarding control. If found wandering, the owner is subject to a fine if the animal is impounded.

2022 Revised Dog Ordinance