Licenses and Permits


Dog Licenses

Notice to North Kingstown Dog Owners

Section 4-13-4 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended, provides that every owner or keeper of a dog shall annually license such dog during the month of April.

Dog License Renewal Hours

Daily from 8:30 A.M. - 4:30pm at the Town Clerk's Office.   A new Rabies Certificate will be required if current expiration date is earlier than May 1, 2017, along with license fee of $8.00 per dog (cash or check payable to the Town of North Kingstown)

Renewals by Mail

Town Clerk’s Office, 100 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852 and renewals must include the following:

  1. License Renewal Form (attached below)
  2. Rabies certificate (if needed)…to be returned
  3. Check for $8.00 payable to the Town of North Kingstown
  4. Self-addressed stamped envelope (return postage of $.82 or include an additional $.82 for postage in your check

If you no longer have your dog, please notify us so that the dog may be removed from our records. All Inquiries should be made to the Town Clerk's Office, (401) 294-3331, ext. 121 or 123 After Thursday, April 30, the cost of a dog license will be $33.00, the $8.00 license fee and a late fine of $25.00.

Rabies Clininc

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the North Kingstown Dog Pound – 395 Hamilton Allenton Road. The fee will be $15.00 (cash only). A Rabies Certificate is needed to receive a vaccine good for 3 years; otherwise the vaccine will be valid for only 1 year. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers. No dog licenses will be issued at the clinic Dogs must be on leashes.

Yard Sale Permit

Applications for a yard sale permit may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Group or association application
Every application from a neighborhood association or neighborhood group shall be on a form to be provided by the town clerk and shall include the name and address of each individual selling goods pursuant to such permit, a general description of the property to be sold, each location at which property is to be sold and the date or dates of such sale.

Terms and conditions
Casual sale permits may be granted for a period of up to two (2) consecutive days with the hours of sales limited to between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Individual permits may be issued to residents of the town; however, no more than two (2) such individual permits may be issued in one (1) calendar year to any one (1) resident or for any one (1) location. Group permits may be issued to neighborhood associations or neighborhood groups, provided no more than one (1) such permit may be issued in one (1) calendar year to any such neighborhood association or neighborhood group, individual member of such a neighborhood group or neighborhood association or for any location. Fee. The yard sale permit fee is $5.00 for each residence and $10.00 for a group or association.

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