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The State of Rhode Island will be observing Columbus Day on Monday, October 12, 2015.
Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM EST.

Welcome to the Rhode Island Department of State

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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