CITY OF PROVIDENCE
Visit the Department of Licensing on the first floor of City Hall to see what, if any, additional licenses or requirements you may need for the type of business you want to own/operate.
Businesses that require licenses in Providence include:
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
Use the Business Assistant tool to learn more about required licensing. Simply answer a few questions about your business and you’ll get a list of applicable licensing and registration requirements and forms. The State requires certain businesses to obtain licenses from the Department of Business Regulation and the Department of Health, including any business interested in making retail sales (Permit to Make Sales at Retail) and Wholesaling (Wholesale License.) If you are considering opening a restaurant, nightclub, market or convenience store – also check with the Rhode Island Department of Health for any special requirements.
Businesses that require licenses through the Department of Business Regulation include:
Businesses that require licenses through the Department of Health include:
Certain professions also require a State license including: