The Department of State Business Services Division maintains Rhode Island’s state business registry. While we record new business formations and ongoing business registration activity, we also provide thoughtful guidance and comprehensive services to those looking to start and maintain a business or non-profit in Rhode Island.
Use our electronic filing system to quickly file your corporate documents. Review our refund policy.
Start, maintain, or close your business or non-profit
Explore interactive data on the business landscape across the state
Search our database of trademarks and service marks or learn how to register a new mark.
Access probate forms issued by the court.
Search or submit a Uniform Commercial Code filing.
Business Services offers free workshops, summits, and other educational opportunities on a range of topics for small businesses and non-profit organizations.
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The Rhode Island Department of State/Business Services Division cannot provide you with legal advice or legal referrals. If you are seeking answers to legal questions you will need to find a private attorney. For information on choosing and working with a lawyer, you may wish to visit the Rhode Island Bar Association .