Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 2
General Powers

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-2-31.4

§ 45-2-31.4. Business registration fee — Town of Richmond.

(a) Every wholesale, retail, commercial, or manufacturing business located in Richmond, whether a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other business entity, shall register with the town clerk of the town of Richmond. The information provided upon registration shall include the name of the business, the name(s) of the owner, the type of business, the physical address, and the mailing address.

(b) The town council shall have the authority to establish, by ordinance, a fee for registration not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00).

(c) The town clerk shall issue a registration certificate to each registered business. The certificate shall be kept on the premises of the business. No business shall be allowed to register under a business name that is already registered.

(d) Businesses operating in Richmond on the effective date of an ordinance adopted pursuant to the authority of this statute shall be required to register within sixty (60) days of the day the ordinance takes effect. A business that changes its address shall be required to obtain a new registration certificate.

(e) The town council shall have the authority to provide, by ordinance, for a fine for failure to register a business. The fine shall not exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each month, or fraction thereof, that the violation continues, provided, however, that the fine shall not exceed three hundred dollars ($300.00). The fine shall enure to the town.

History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 253, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 327, § 1.