opening a business within the Town of Richmond, please contact the Zoning
If you are
conducting a business in Richmond under an assumed business name, or under any
designation or name other than the real name or names of the person or persons
conducting the business, Title 6, Chapter 1 of the R.I. General Laws requires
that you file a certificate with the Town Clerk stating under
oath the name under which the business is conducted and the full names and
mailing addresses of the persons conducting the business. This law does not
apply to corporations or limited partnerships. This law applies to partnerships
and joint ventures when the name of the business does not contain the real name
of at least one partner or joint venturer.
The filing fee is $10.00.
You may also
be required to obtain business licenses in accordance with Title 5 of the Town Code of
Ordinances. Applications for business licenses may be
obtained below. All licenses are subject
to approval of the Town Council.