Rhode Island Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Rhode Island Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Rhode Island construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Rhode Island. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Rhode Island. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Rhode Island Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Rhode Island today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Rhode Island. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Rhode Island, and across the US.


Rhode Island Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Rhode Island Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Rhode Island Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


Rhode Island State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Rhode Island that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Attorney General
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Contractors Registration and Licensing Board
  • Department of Business Regulation
  • Department of Business Regulation - Division of Banking
  • Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Section
  • Department of Environmental Management - Licensing & Registration
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health - Asbestos Control Program
  • Department of Health - Licensing Unit
  • Department of Labor and Training - Workforce Regulation and Safety
  • Department of Labor and Training (DLT) - Professional Regulations
  • Department of Revenue - Division of Taxation
  • Division of Design Professionals
  • Division of Insurance Regulation
  • Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
  • Division of State Police - Charitable Gaming Unit
  • Secretary of State

Rhode Island Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Rhode Island that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Bristol County
  • Kent County
  • Newport County
  • Providence County
  • Washington County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Ashaway
  • Barrington
  • Block Island
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Burrillville
  • Carolina
  • Central Falls
  • Charlestown
  • Chepachet
  • Clayville
  • Coventry
  • Cranston
  • Cumberland
  • East Greenwich
  • East Providence
  • Exeter
  • Fiskeville
  • Foster
  • Glocester
  • Greenville
  • Harrisville
  • Hope
  • Hope Valley
  • Hopkinton
  • Jamestown
  • Johnston
  • Kenyon
  • Kingston
  • Lincoln
  • Little Compton
  • Manville
  • Mapleville
  • Middletown
  • Narragansett
  • Newport
  • North Kingstown
  • North Providence
  • North Scituate
  • North Smithfield
  • Oakland
  • Pascoag
  • Pawtucket
  • Peace Dale
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
  • Richmond
  • Riverside
  • Rumford
  • Saunderstown
  • Scituate
  • Slatersville
  • Slocum
  • Smithfield
  • South Kingstown
  • Tiverton
  • Tiverton
  • Wakefield
  • Warren
  • Warwick
  • West Greenwich
  • West Kingston
  • West Warwick
  • Westerly
  • Westerly
  • Wood River Junction
  • Woonsocket
  • Wyoming
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