System Maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Open Meetings, Lobby Registration Desk and Corporate Filing applications and searches will be unavailable on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Information for Rhode Island Businesses

This information is intended for those looking to start a Rhode Island business or keep their existing business in good standing. Out of state businesses should refer to our resources for Foreign Businesses page.

Business Basics

Have a great business idea but don’t know where to begin? Be sure to read our Business Basics for guidance!

Business Basics

Start Your Business

Start a Business

Learn how to register your business.

Maintain Your Business

Maintain a Business

Learn how to keep your business in good standing.

Maintain Your Business

Close a Business

Learn how to formally close your business in Rhode Island.