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Contractor Registration Instructions

Rhode Island law requires anyone who is in the business of commercial construction, home construction, alterations, remodeling, or repair to residents to be registered with the State of Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board.

The following is a list the items required when registering as a Contractor/Sub-Contractor in Rhode Island. Please note that there is a separate list for In-state Resident Applicants versus Out-of-State Resident Applicants.

In-state Resident Applicants

  1. Completed and notarized application
  2. Signed and notarized affidavit
  3. $500,000 certificate of liability insurance
  4. $200.00 Registration filing fee, 2 years
  5. Payments made by check or money order; payable to R.I.C.R.L.B.
    Payments by credit or debit cards must made at the R.I.C.R.L.B. office, NO CASH.
  6. If company is a corporation or LLC, then you must have your certificate from the R.I. Secretary of State.

Out-of-state Resident Applicants

  1. Completed and notarized application
  2. Registered Agents in Rhode Island
  3. Signed and notarized affidavit
  4. $500,000 certificate of liability insurance
  5. $200.00 Registration filing fee, 2 years
  6. Payments made by check or money order; payable to R.I.C.R.L.B.
    Payments by credit or debit cards must made at the R.I.C.R.L.B. office, NO CASH.
  7. If company is a corporation or LLC, then you must have your certificate from the R.I. Secretary of State.
  8. For In-state Agent of Service designee, please fill out Section 3 of application or Agent of Service form.