Rhode Island Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Rhode Island licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Rhode Island-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

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 (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

  • 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
  • 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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