About the Department of Business Regulation
DBR is the regulator for a wide variety of businesses in the state. DBR does not
however, regulate every type of business in Rhode Island. We have regulatory authority over specific
industries through Rhode Island Statute. Below is a directory of our major divisions and some
popular sub divisions. Click through our website or contact
Department to learn more, and if you need assistance and we aren’t the right place, we will work to
connect you with the department or agency that can help.