Licensing and Permits

Several licenses and permits are issued from the Town Clerk's office. This list is limited to Dog Licenses, Residential Overnight Parking, Private Detective, Secondhand Dealers, Laundry, Holiday Sales, Flea Market/Festival, Trade Name, Victualing and Liquor Licenses (including ancillary licenses). 

More applications will become available through the Town's on-line permits and business licensing system as time goes on. Thank you for your patience! 

Information pertaining to construction and buildings permits is available on the Building Permits & Information page.

Dog Licenses

Per Rhode Island State Law all dogs over the age of 6 months are required to be licensed. Dog licenses are issued annually in the month of April. The license is good from May 1 until April 30.

The cost is $8 per license and there is a maximum of 3 dogs per household.

In order to license a dog, a current rabies certificate must be presented along with the application.  



Residential Overnight Parking Permits

These permits allow a personal vehicle to be parked in specific areas downtown from the hours of 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. The permits are renewable annually by May 1.

Driver's license and proof of residency in the form of a current lease must be presented if NOT a registered voter. The cost is $25 each. 



Residential Overnight Parking Instructions

Residential Overnight Parking Map

Town Code Section 248-47

Victualing & Liquor Licenses

Visit the Town's on-line permits & business licensing system to apply. 

If you have any questions regarding business licenses please contact the Town Clerk's office at 401-886-8603.