Apply for Business License
OPENING A NEW BUSINESS
All new businesses coming to the Town of Westerly need to contact the Town Clerk's Office at 401-348-2508. We will assist you with the application process.
ALL NEW BUSINESSES MUST DO THE FOLLOWING INCLUDING MOBILE FOOD TRUCKS:
- All businesses including Mobile Food Establishments must apply for a Certificate of Ownership (DBAQ) in the Zoning Office. The worksheet can be found on the Zoning Departments webpage or call 401-348-2549.
- The Zoning Office will contact you when the Certificate of Ownership is ready. All certificates are recorded in the Town Clerk's Office, Land Evidence Records, for a fee of $10. The Clerk's Office will advise you as to the type of license you will require and if your business will require a license at all.
APPLYING FOR A LICENSE (New or Renewal):
All business license applications are submitted through the Westerly, RI Viewpoint portal. The application process for business license renewals will begin August 10, 2021. All applications are reviewed by the Town Clerks Office BEFORE payment is processed. You will be notified, via email, that your application is in order and you may proceed with the payment.
Minutes & Agendas
Minutes and Agendas are posted on the Open Meetings page on the Rhode Island Secretary of State's website - Click here to view
Licensing Board Meetings - 2021
Second Thursday of every month except November when the meeting is the first Thursday:
|Thursday||January 14, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||February 11, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||March 11, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||April 8, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||May 13, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||June 10, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||July 8, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||August 12, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||September 9, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||October 14, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||November 4, 2021||9:30 AM|
|Thursday||December 9, 2021||9:30 AM|
The Town Licensing Board is to consider and decide all licensing matters which were heretofore considered and decided by the Westerly Town Council sitting as a Licensing Board
For more information about the Licensing Board click here.