Rhode Island is a Franchise Registration State. The initial FDD registration fee is $600 and the annual renewal fee is $450.
Rhode Island is a franchise registration state. Under the Rhode Island Franchise Investment Act, before offering or selling a franchise in Rhode Island, you must register your FDD with the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, Securities Division. The initial filing fee is $600 and the renewal fee is $300. FDD registration must be renewed annually.
To learn more about registering your FDD in Rhode Island and how we can help get you registered, give us a call at (800) 976-4904 or contact us.
The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, Securities Division regulates the registration and enforcement requirements of Rhode Island’s franchise laws known as the Rhode Island Franchise Investment Act.
You must submit the following items:
Applications for initial FDD registration, annual renewals, and amendments are filed at:
Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
1511 Pontiac Avenue
John O. Pastore Complex Bldg. 69-1
Cranston, RI 02920
Their phone number is (410) 462-9500.
Franchisors seeking renewal of their franchise registration in Rhode Island are required to file a renewal application that includes:
You must renew one year from the initial effective date annually to maintain franchise registration under the Franchise Investment Act. All renewals can be completed online.
The Rhode Island Franchise Investment Act and, thereby, Rhode Island’s registration requirements, are triggered by franchise transactions involving:
However, certain broadcast communications are exempt from constituting an “offer” triggering the Rhode Island Franchise Investment Act, under the following circumstance:
An offer to sell is not made in this state solely because the offer appears in a newspaper or other publication of general or regular circulation which had more than two-thirds (2/3) of its circulation outside of this state during the past 12 months or solely because the offer appears in a broadcast or transmission originating outside this state.
Visit our interactive franchise registration map and learn more about state franchise laws, FDD registration states, and required franchise filings.
To learn more about how we can help you with your franchise registrations and growing your franchise in Rhode Island and across the United States, contact us at (800) 976-4904 or contact us online.
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