Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 2
General Powers

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-2-31

§ 45-2-31. Registration of business name in the town of North Providence.

(a) Each business including, but not limited to, wholesale, commercial, retail, professional service or manufacturing by the sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, or any other business entity shall, prior to its commencement of business within the town of North Providence, register its trade, company, or office name with the town clerk. Each registration shall contain the name of the firm or business, the name of the owner or operator of the firm or business, and the type of business to be conducted, and other basic information. There shall be a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee for each registration.

(b) Upon the registration of a business trade name, a registration certificate shall be issued to the registrant. No other business of the same trade name shall be allowed to register once a certificate of registration has been issued without the approval of the prior registrant in writing. All businesses covered by this section presently located within the town of North Providence shall have thirty (30) days after June 29, 1990 to register. Every registration certificate shall be renewed annually during the month of January upon payment of a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee. No certificate shall be renewed if the business fails to provide proof from the tax collector that all municipal taxes have been paid to date. Every certificate of registration shall be placed in a conspicuous location in each business establishment.

(c) Any person, whether as principal, agent, employee, or otherwise, who violates any of the provisions of this chapter, shall be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each offense. The fines shall enure to the town, and each day that the violation continues is deemed to constitute a separate offense.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 63, § 1.