Licensing & Registration Requirements For Concrete Contractors In Rhode Island
No matter your situation, you will need to have general liability insurance and a tax identification number before registering your business with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. The state will also require you to meet certain education requirements.
Who Needs A
License In Rhode Island?
- Contractor Registration – This applies to anyone working on residential structures (new and returning applicants).
- Underground Utility Registration – This applies to contractors who will install, repair, or replace sewer and water lines, storage drainage lines, and related services.
Specialty trades, such as plumbers and electricians, will need to undergo a separate licensing process.
After you complete and submit your registration form, you must also provide a signed and notarized affidavit. New and returning applicants will need to provide proof of general liability insurance, as well as a business license. You will also need to pay the registration fee included with the application.
- Complete five hours of pre-education courses.
- Fill out the application or renewal form. Don’t forget to submit a signed and notarized affidavit.
Submit a certificate proving that you have general liability insurance that covers up to $500,000.
- Pay the $200 registration fee.
- Corporations and LLCs will need to register with the Rhode Island Secretary of State.
General contractors in Rhode Island aren’t required by the state to carry surety bonds. However, we recommend that you search for bonding companies that offer affordable prices and reliable services. The state will require you to obtain a performance bond for projects that exceed $50,000.