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.  

*2022 LICENSES WILL BE ISSUED STARTING MARCH 1st*
 *RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ON-LINE*

FOUR OPTIONS TO APPLY: 

  1. ON-LINE ***NEW IN 2022***

    Click “On-line Permits and Licenses” under Popular Links
    Click “Town Clerk”, must have digital image of rabies certificate on own device to be uploaded (PDF preferred). Pay on-line option.

  2. MAIL 

    Print and complete Dog License Application.
    Mail with rabies certificate and check or money order payable to Town. 
    If applying by mail please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

  3. IN-PERSON ~ Visit POLICE STATION on APRIL 9th 

    Open Registration Event from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Community Room, 176 First Avenue
    Bring rabies certificate and check or money order payable to Town.

  4. IN-PERSON ~ Visit TOWN HALL between March 1st and May 1st 

    Town Clerk’s office, 125 Main Street, 2nd Floor, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Bring rabies certificate and check or money order payable to Town.

    NO RABIES CLINIC THIS YEAR. Visit www.rivma.org

    Dog License 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. 

*2022-2023 PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED STARTING APRIL 1st*
VALID MAY 1, 2022 – APRIL 30, 2023
*RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ON-LINE*

THREE OPTIONS TO APPLY: 

1)     ON-LINE ***NEW IN 2022***

Must have digital image of driver’s license and proof of residency in the form of a current lease (if NOT a registered voter) to be uploaded (PDF preferred). Pay on-line option (service fee applied). 

2)    MAIL 

Use Application Form (fillable), print and mail with copy of driver’s license and proof of residency in the form of a current lease (if NOT a registered voter). Include self-addressed stamped envelope and check or money order payable to Town of East Greenwich. 
 

3)  IN-PERSON ~ Visit TOWN HALL starting Friday, April 1st

Town Clerk’s office, 125 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Bring driver’s license, proof of residency in the form of a current lease
(if NOT a registered voter) and cash, check or money order payable to Town of East Greenwich.

NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED IF TAXES ARE PAST DUE.

Application Form

Town Code Section 248-47

Residential Overnight Parking Instructions

Residential Overnight Parking Map

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.