Rhode Island Incorporation Forms

IncorporationForms.org has 12 Rhode Island forms for registering and maintaining business entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Partnerships, and protecting intellectual property and branding with Trademarks, Copyrights, and Fictitious Names.

Please be sure to verify you are submitting the most recent version of the correct form(s) when submitting any business-related forms to the Rhode Island Department Of State!

After ensuring your future business has an available name using the tool below, follow these steps to form your corporation or limited liability company.


Rhode Island's Application for a Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Business Corporation

This is a form for registering a For Profit Corporation that was formed in a state other then Rhode Island to be able to do business with the state of Rhode Island. The cost is dependent on the number of authorized shares. If the number of authorized shares is less then or equal to 75,000,000 shares then the fee is $310 and if the number of shares is greater then 75,000,000 then the Division of Business Services ((401) 222-3040) must be contacted to determine the fee.

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Rhode Island's Articles of Incorporation for a Domestic Business Corporation

This is a form for creating a For Profit Corporation in Rhode Island. The cost is dependent on the number of authorized shares. If the number of authorized shares is less then or equal to 75,000,000 shares then the fee is $230 and if the number of shares is greater then 75,000,000 then the Division of Business Services ((401) 222-3040) must be contacted to determine the fee.

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Rhode Island's Application for a Certificate of Authority by a Foreign Non-Profit Corporation

This is a form for registering a Nonprofit Corporation that was formed in a state other then Rhode Island to be able to do business with the state of Rhode Island. The cost is $50.

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Rhode Island's Articles of Incorporation for a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation

This is a form for forming a Nonprofit Corporation in Rhode Island. The cost is $35.

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Rhode Island's Application for Reservation of Entity Name Domestic Corporation

This is a form for reserving a name for a Business Corporation ($50), a Limited Partnership ($50), a Limited Liability Company ($50) or a Non-Profit Corporation ($20). The cost depends on the type of Company, Corporation, or Partnership chosen.

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Rhode Island's Application for Registration by a Foreign Limited Liability Company

This is a form for registering a Limited Liability Company that was formed in a state other then Rhode Island to be able to do business with the state of Rhode Island. The cost is $150.

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Rhode Island's Articles of Organization for a Domestic Limited Liability Company

This is a form for forming a Limited Liability Corporation in Rhode Island. The cost is $150.

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Rhode Island's Application for Certificate of Registration by a Foreign Limited Partnership

This is a form for registering a Limited Partnership that was formed in a state other then Rhode Island to be able to do business with the state of Rhode Island. The cost is $100.

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Rhode Island's Certificate of Limited Partnership

This is a form for forming a Limited Partnership in Rhode Island. The cost is $100.

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Rhode Island's Application for Registered Limited Liability Partnership

This is a form for forming a Limited Liability Partnership in Rhode Island. The cost is $100 for each partner up to a maximum fee of $2,500.

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Rhode Island's Notice of Foreign Registered Limited Liability Partnership

This is a form for registering a Limited Liability Partnership that was formed in a state other then Rhode Island to be able to do business with the state of Rhode Island. The cost is $1,000.

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Rhode Island's Application for Registration of a Trademark

This is a form for registering a Trademark for use in Rhode Island. The cost is $50 and to include three (3) items that contain the image of the mark with the application.

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Rhode Island Incorporation Information

Business Name Check

Use Rhode Island's offical business name lookup service to check the availability of your business' name ahead of time.

Offical Name Check

Managing Department

Rhode Island Department Of State

Phone Number

(401) 222-3040

Address for All Forms

Use this address to submit requests for anything Business related in the state of Rhode Island.

Office of the Secretary of State
Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

Forms & Fees Sources

Forms Source: http://sos.ri.gov/business/filings/corporateforms/

Fees Source: http://sos.ri.gov/documents/business/FeeSchedule.pdf

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