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What Information Can We Provide?

Information Sought

Who Can Provide the Information?

Notes

 

RI Department
of State

Other State
Agency

Records held privately
by the entity

 
Principal business address

yes

no

no

 
Registered agent (for service of legal process)

yes

no

no

A registered agent accepts service of process and official notices and communication issued to entities of record in our office.
Corporate status

yes

no

no

A certificate of good standing from the RI Department of State verifies only that the entity in question is up-to-date on documents required to be filed with our office.
Ownership information

no

no

yes

Depending on the structure of an entity, it may be owned by shareholders, members, or partners. That information is not recorded with any state agency and is kept as part of the private records of each entity.
Financial information (profits/losses)

no

no

yes

 
Tax information

no

no

yes

While the RI Division of Taxation collects tax payments from RI business entities, that information is not routinely available.
Workers’ compensation insurance provider

no

yes

no

Workers’ compensation insurance coverage is registered with the RI Department of Labor and Training. You can verify a business’s workers’ compensation coverage at http://www.dlt.ri.gov/wc/FindCoverage.htm
Other insurance provider

no

no

yes

 
Professional licensing status (e.g. nursing license, contractor’s license)

no

yes

no

In most cases, you can check the status of a professional license via the licensing agency’s website.
Complaints against a company

no

yes

no

In some cases, consumer complaints may be lodged with the Attorney General’s Office or, in the case of companies and individuals holding professional licenses, with the appropriate licensing agency (see “Professional licensing status” above).
Employment information

no

no

yes

While the Department of Labor and Training collects certain employment data, employment information is not routinely available at the entity level.