About Licenses and Permits in RI

The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation assists in the implementation and enforcement of state laws and regulations for industries that need licensing. These industries include: Banking, Securities, Commercial Licensing, Cannabis, Gaming and Athletics, Insurance, Accountants, and Design Professionals.

In order to understand licenses or permits your company may need, and how to proceed, the RI Secretary of State’s website and their ‘Wizard’ allows you to answer questions on the specifics of your business and what is necessary to operate.

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