Rhode Island Secretary of State


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Contact Information

Physical address:
148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615

Phone: 401-222-3040
Fax: 401-222-3879

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: corporations@sos.ri.gov

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Rhode Island Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State
Form:

Form 631 Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by June 30. You can start filing June 1.

Law:

R.I.G.L § 7-6-91

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

$25 late fee at 30 days late.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State
Form:

Form 150: Certificate of Authority (Under 75,000,000 Shares)

Agency Fee:

$310 for corporations with less than 75 million authorized shares.

Law:

RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-1401

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of good standing dated within 60 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Application for Registration

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State
Form:

Form 450: Application For Registration

Agency Fee:

$150

Law:

RI Gen Laws § 7-16-48

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of good standing dated within 60 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State
Form:

Certificate of Good Standing

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person or online.

Agency Fee:

$20 via mail and $22 for online filing.

Notes:

Use the online system to find your entity and order a certificate of good standing.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Fictitious Name or Assumed Name

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State
Form:

Fictitious Business Name Statement

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$20 for nonprofits and $50 for business corporations, LLCs, and limited partnerships.

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a fictitious name registration is required for most business entity types, and some entities may need to file at both the state and county level.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level, however, businesses may need to file an assumed name registration in the city of principal business activity.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection by itself, however, names must be distinguishable from other names on record with the department.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Rhode Island.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Resident Agent

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State
Fact Checked:6/17/15

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