Apply for a License or Permit

When opening a new business, it’s recommended that owners schedule a meeting with the Economic Development Coordinator to review which local business licenses and permits may be applicable.

Starting in 2017, all building permits can be submitted, reviewed and approved electronically. Starting in 2020, all business licenses through the Town Clerk’s Office will be managed through Viewpoint Cloud.


Apply on Viewpoint Cloud

The Town of Bristol is pleased to offer businesses the ability to apply for business licenses and permits electronically. Viewpoint Cloud allows users to create a profile, upload supporting documentation, submit applications and research properties anytime.

Code of Ordinances

To learn more about the Town of Bristol’s local ordinances, please follow the link below.

Request a Consultation

Not sure where to start? Let Bristol’s Economic Development Coordinator help! The Town of Bristol will review your business concept and provide you with a list of applicable licenses/permits and relevant contact numbers.

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Chris Vitale

Economic Development Coordinator

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 129