Contractor Registration

Rhode Island law requires that any person or entity in the business of residential and/or commercial construction, including alterations, remodeling, or repairs be registered with the Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board.

  • Any person or entity who undertakes, offers to undertake, or submits a bid to do work as a contractor on a structure, or arranges to have work done on a structure.
  • Employees of a registered contractor are not required to register.
  • Subcontractors are required to be registered.
  • Examples of the most common type of work requiring a registration:
    • Carpenters, including finish carpenters and framers
    • Ceramic tilers
    • Fence installers
    • Flooring installers
    • Foundation installers, including concrete installers and form installers
    • Drywall installers
    • Insulation installers
    • Masons, including chimney installers, fireplace installers, and general masonry erectors
    • Painters
    • Paving installers
    • Power Washers
    • Plasterers
    • Hardscape Installers
    • Roofers
    • Siding installers
    • Swimming pool installers, both above ground and in ground

This list is not all-inclusive.

Please contact Rhode Island Dept. of Labor & Training for the below License Trades: