Business License Applications

The City of Cranston requires a license to conduct various types of businesses within the city.  The following is a list of the most common, but not all, licenses required by the City:



          Mobile Food Establishment


          Auto Repair / Auto Body / Used Auto Sales

          Holiday Sales

          Hawkers / Peddlers

Licenses are subject to approval by the Safety Services and Licenses Committee of the City Council.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (401) 780-3236or to inquire about specific licensing requirements, or to obtain an application.

Our license applications are currently undergoing a full review.  While this portion of the website is under re-construction, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (401) 780-3236 or to obtain an application or to further inquire about license requirements.