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Liquor Enforcement and Compliance

The Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation is responsible for regulating and monitoring the manufacturing, importing, exporting, storing, selling and transporting of alcoholic beverages. The Section is responsible for the assessment and collection of fees specified by Rhode Island state law. The Section is also responsible for the inspection of retail and wholesale establishments and the issuance of licenses to manufacturers, wholesalers, marine vessels and railroads as well as airplanes.

The Section handles retail license appeals from actions taken by local boards. The Section also investigates complaints, licensing and examining its regulated entities.

- Maria D'Alessandro, Deputy Director, Securities, Commercial Licensing and Racing and Athletics

Look up a License/ Generate a Roster of Licensees

  • Look up a License or Generate a Roster for:
    • Liquor Manufacturers (Brewery, Distillery, Winery)
    • Liquor Wholesalers (Distributors)
    • Liquor - Brew on Premises, Brewpub, Farmer Winery, Rectifier
    • Liquor - Class P Caterer
    • Liquor - Class G and Class G/D
    • Liquor Agents, Salespersons, Line Cleaners

Statutes, Rules and Regulations

Liquor License Appeal Hearing Notices

Date Time Hearing Order Number
June 16, 2015 9:30 a.m. Ice Lounge, Inc. d/b/a Ice Lounge v. Providence Board of Licenses DBR No. 15LQ008

Bulletins

Recently Enacted Legislation

Applications for Licenses Issued by the Department

Certificate of Compliance and Affirmation

License Type Annual Fee/
Expiration
Statutory Authority Online Application Paper Application
Certificate of
Compliance and
Affirmation
$40 per label
December 1
RIGL 3-6-14 Application/Renewal None

Liquor Manufacturers

License Type Annual Fee/
Expiration
Statutory Authority Online Application Paper Application
Distillery $3,000
December 1

RIGL 3-6-1 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Brewery $500
December 1

RIGL 3-6-1 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Winery
(producing less
than 50,000 gallons)


$500
December 1
RIGL 3-6-1 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Winery
(producing more
than 50,000 gallons)
$1,500
December 1
RIGL 3-6-1 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Farmer Winery
(producing less
than 50,000 gallons)
$500
December 1
RIGL 3-6-1.1 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Farmer Winery
(producing more
than 50,000 gallons)
$1,500
December 1
RIGL 3-6-1.1 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Brewpub
(producing less
than 50,000 gallons)
$500
December 1
RIGL 3-6-1.2 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Brewpub
(producing more
than 50,000 gallons)
$1,000
December 1
RIGL 3-6-1.2 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Rectifier $3,000
December 1
RIGL 3-6-3 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership

Liquor Wholesalers

License Type Annual Fee/
Expiration
Statutory Authority Online Application Paper Application
Class A

$2,000
December 1

RIGL 3-6-9 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Class B

$4,000
December 1

RIGL 3-6-10 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership
Class C

$200
December 1

RIGL 3-6-11 Application
Renewal
Application Package for Corporation
or
Application Package for Individual or Partnership

Liquor Retail Licenses

License Type Annual Fee/
Expiration
Statutory Authority Online Application Paper Application
Class P - Caterer's License

$500
December 1

RIGL 3-7-14.2 Application
Renewal
Application/ Renewal
Class G- Railroad, Airline, Marine Vessel $250
Annually on Anniversary Date of License
RIGL 3-7-15 Application
Renewal
Application/ Renewal
Class GD - Vessel Providing Overnight Accomodations to Passangers

$100
December 1

RIGL 3-7-15.1 Application
Renewal
Application/ Renewal

Liquor Agents, Salespersons, Line Cleaners

License Type Annual Fee/
Expiration
Statutory Authority Online Application Paper Application
Agent

$50
December 1

RIGL 3-6-12 Application
Renewal
Application/ Renewal
Salesperson $50
December 1
Commercial Licensing Regulation 8 - Rule 31 Application
Renewal
Application/ Renewal
Line Cleaner

$50
Anniversary

RIGL 3-7-25 Application
Renewal
Application/ Renewal