Tuesday, July 16, 2019        

Town Clerk 

Town Clerk

Carol A. Aquilante, CMC
Town Clerk

FUNCTION:  The Office of the Town Clerk is responsible for providing a number of services to the public. The Department consists of six major divisions: Town Council Records, Land Records Registry, Board of Canvassers, Registry of Vital Statistics, Probate Court, and Business Licenses. In addition to receiving, recording and issuing these documents, the Office is responsible for the maintenance, indexing and storage of all of these records for easy access by the public and other departments. The Town Clerk’s Department is the official repository for all ordinances, resolutions and official documents related to the government of the Town of Smithfield. The department is responsible for the authenticity of all legal documents.

Voter & Election Information Page

 

NEW Business Registration

If you are opening a business in Smithfield, you must first register your business with the Town Clerk. This requirement helps the Town maintain up-to-date records on businesses operating locally in accordance with state law, and also assists us in providing a level playing field for business proprietors with regards to licensing and taxation. You will also need an approved Zoning Certificate before the business registration is approved and you can start doing business. Click here for NEW Business Registration Application.

 

Helpful InformationView & Search Town Council Meeting Minutes Online with our application from ClerkBase.  Town Council meeting minutes dating back to 1956 are included along with Planning Board and Zoning Board minutes from 2010. Click the “Meetings” tab on the main menu or click here to access.


Smithfield Land Records
are available online at searchiqs.com/rismi/Login.aspx. Recorded Land index and images are available from January 1965 to present. Plans index and images are available from January 1871 to present. 

 

Access to Public Records Board of Canvassers  Voter & Election Information
Probate Court Information Recording Fees Dog Licenses
Property Records Recording Requirements Town Charter & Town Ordinances
Birth Certificates  Death Certificates  Marriage License Information
Fishing License Information RI Voter Information New Business Registration

 

License Requirements
Bingo License
B-Victualler License
B-Victualler LTD License
Carnival License
Class A Liquor License
Class C License
Class D (Club) License
Class F One Day Beer and Wine License
Class F1 One Day Full Privilege License
Entertainment License
Holiday Sales License
Kennel License
Massage Establishment License
Massage Therapist License
Palmistry
Pawn Brokers License
Peddlers License
Pool Table and Billiards
Private Detective License
Request to Extend Hours on a License
Sidewalk Sales License
Solicitation License
Special Dance License
Special Event License
Temporary Extension of a Liquor License
Victualling Only License
Weapons License
 
Frequently Asked Questions

NEW! Complete records of burials and veterans, provided by Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries, are available in the Smithfield Town Clerk’s office. 

What hours are you open?
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

What time do you stop accepting recordings?
3:45 pm.  

What do I need to apply for a marriage license and what is the cost?
Certified records of birth.  If this is not a first marriage for either the bride or groom, a certified copy of death or divorce decree is required.  The fee for a marriage license is $24.00.   Marriage Requirements in the State of Rhode Island

Where can I get information on vital records (Birth, Marriage, and Death records, etc.)?
Visit the RI Office of Vital Records web site here for more information. You can also find further information on this site at these links:  Birth Certificates • Death Certificates • Marriage Licenses

How do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms can be filled out online, at the Registry of Motor Vehicles or here at the Board of Canvassers located in the Town Clerk’s Office.  You may request a voter registration form by calling 233-1000 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.    Also see the Voter Information page

What are the polling (voting) locations in Smithfield?
Click here for info

Who are members of the Town Council?
Information on the Smithfield Town Council is available here.

Who are the local state representatives and senator?
Information on the local state representatives and senator is available here.

What are the directions to Smithfield Town Hall?
From 295 take exit 7A (Centerdale).  Take a left at traffic light and follow to the end.  Take a left onto Farnum Pike for approximately ½ mile.  Town Hall is located on the left, next to the Georgiaville Fire Station and across from the Smithfield School Administration building.  Click here for a map and detailed driving directions.

 



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