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Welcome to the Rhode Island Department of State

BUSINESS ALERT - Several RI businesses have recently reported receiving a misleading solicitation from an entity calling itself "Annual Business Services" requesting a $125 filing fee. That solicitation does not come from the RI Department of State. Anyone with questions about this or any similar solicitation should contact us at 401-222-3040 or corporations@sos.ri.gov.

Our Vision
The Rhode Island Department of State is a modern gateway connecting Rhode Islanders and their government.

Our Mission
The Rhode Island Department of State engages and empowers all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast and accurate.

Business Services

Business Services

Business Services offers resources to start, maintain and grow a business including Online Searches, Online Filings, Forms for Business Filings, First Stop Business Information Center, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Trademark/Service Mark, Notary Public, Apostilles and Authentications, Non-Resident Landlords, Games of Chance Registrations, Probate Forms, Rules and Regulations and more.

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