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  • Boat Registrations
    Registering a boat in Rhode Island?

    We’re glad to help. Our office issues boat registrations and also licenses for commercial and recreational fishing and shellfishing. We process approximately 32,000 registrations each year!

  • Shellfishing in RI
    Hunting Licenses

    View regulations pertaining to hunting, hunting licenses, stamps, & permit fees.

  • Shellfishing in RI
    Commercial Saltwater Fishing License Information

    Renew your commercial saltwater fishing license online, download commercial fishing forms, and learn about fishing sizes and limits.

We administer the state's boat registration program as well as the issuance of licenses for commercial and recreational fishing/shell fishing. This involves the licensing of approximately 32,000 boats yearly. The associated fees are processed and all necessary records kept for each individual registration.

Contact the Boating Office
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Phone: (401) 222-6647 (Boating)
Phone: (401) 222-3576 (Licenses)
Fax: 401-222-1181