If one is considering or planning to relocate or to start a new business in the Town of South Kingstown, one should first explore the many exciting opportunities offered by our growing community and then contact both the Town of South Kingstown and the State of Rhode Island as described below.
The State of Rhode Island Office of Secretary of State’s Business Development Division is the office that is responsible for issuing business icences throughout the State.
The Office of Secretary of State’s Business Development Division
100 North Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
The Business Development Division, will, as a general rule, process applications for Business Registrations and Licenses issued by the State of Rhode Island’s Office of the Secretary of State.
The recommended procedure for submitting a Business License Application to the State of Rhode Island is by means of a Master Application. This new ‘Business Fast Start’ service, available through the Office of the Secretary of State, is a collaboration amongst state agencies to provide a convenient, accessible, and timely one-stop system that will enable business owners to complete and submit business license applications through an online Master Application. The Master Application is an optional service. Business owners can contact the Office of Secretary of State’s Corporations Division, the Division of Taxation and the Department of Health and other agencies directly if they choose.
If in retail, a sales tax ID number is necessary, application for same may be obtained by writing to the
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908