The Bristol Advantage
Discover what sets Bristol apart from other communities.
Licensing & Permitting Made Simple
One Account, 24/7 Access, Streamlined Application Process, Email Status Updates, Electronic Payments, Public Search Capability
6th Lowest Commercial Tax Rate in RI
Each year, we work tirelessly to make your tax dollars go further.
Automated Commercial Trash Collection
Bristol is one of two municipalities in RI that offers trash collection services to businesses.
Home of the #1 Four Year College in RI
Approximately two miles from the town center, Roger Williams University is preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
Designated Opportunity Zone
Equity investments made in Bristol’s Downtown District could be eligible for federal tax incentives through Qualified O-Funds.
Bristol’s Tax Stabilization Ordinance Helps Spur New Development
Projects starting at $250,000 could be eligible for a phase-in of commercial property taxes.
Tangible Tax Reform
Bristol businesses with $10,000 or less in tangible assets can request an exemption from completing an annual return and paying the tangible tax.
Each year, Bristol is proud to collaborate and support local businesses through its tourism partnership.
Small Town, Big Name Recognition
With over 300,000 visitors each year, Bristol continues to be a destination for international travelers.
Centrally Located in the Heart of New England
Bristol is conveniently located 30 Minutes from Providence, 1 Hour 15 Minutes from Boston , 2 Hours from Hartford and 3 Hours 30 Minutes from New York City.
High Speed Ferry Connects Bristol to Greater Rhode Island
Starting in 2019, summer travelers can now travel between Bristol, Providence and Newport aboard the Seastreak Ferry.
Dedicated Business Liaison & Advocate
The Town’s Operations Manager works with community partners to help make Bristol a better place to do business.
Quality of Life
Bristol has been ranked among the Best Towns For Families, Safest College Towns in America, Best Places to Raise Kids, Best State Parks, Best Bike Trails in America and Best Small Towns in America – just to name a few.
Read the latest stories on Bristol companies.
Portside Tavern – (Bristol Phoenix, December 14th, 2018)
Bristol Express Car Wash – (Bristol Phoenix, March 20th, 2019)
Twelve Guns Brewing – (Bristol Phoenix, October 18th, 2019)
BABS + Tish – (Bristol Phoenix, September 25th, 2020)
Six Pack Brewing – (Bristol Phoenix, October 2nd, 2020)
ADDASPACE – (Barrington Times, December 19th, 2020)
Pivotal Brewing Company – (Bristol Phoenix, June 10th, 2021)
Aidan’s – (Bristol Phoenix, October 7th, 2021)
Woof Woof – (Bristol Phoenix, October 7th, 2021)
CP’s Catering & Sandwich Shop – (Bristol Phoenix, October 7th, 2021)
Borealis Coffee Company – (Bristol Phoenix, October 28th, 2021)
Unity Park (Industrial Park) – (Bristol Phoenix, October 28th, 2021)
Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 133