Rhode Island Public Records
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We have assembled the most useful Rhode Island statewide resources below. You can find more types of databases using the drop-down menus in the blue box.
- Court System - The Rhode Island court system has four levels. At the first level is the Traffic Tribunal, which handles civil traffic offenses and has its own Appeals Division. The Court for Workers Compensation and the District Court are at the second level. The latter handles civil cases under $5,000 and shares jurisdiction with the Superior Court for cases between $5,000 and $10,000. The District Court also handles small claims, misdemeanors, and arraignments for felony cases. At the third level are the Family Court, which handles cases involving children and families; and the Superior Court, which handles felony cases, civil cases exceeding $10,000, and appeals from the District Court. At the top is the Rhode Island Supreme Court, which reviews decisions from all lower courts. Rhode Island Court Records
- Criminal Records - Misdemeanors are handled by the District Court. The Family Court handles juvenile criminal cases. Felonies are handled by the Superior Court. You can find these online on the Rhode Island Judiciary Adult Criminal record database. For more information, and to find online databases, go to our Rhode Island Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records - Rhode Island has seven different state resources for obtaining birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates, such as the Rhode Island State Archives at 337 Westminster Street, Providence, RI, 02903. Go to our Vital Records page for information on the other six resources. Also there you will find statewide historical birth indexes, resources for ordering certificates; links to the Social Security Death Index for Rhode Island, historical statewide death & burial databases, cemetery transcriptions, resources for ordering certificates; historical statewide marriages, and instructions for ordering certificates.
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|Company Search |
Search Rhode Island Secretary of State records for corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships registered to do business in the State. This site offers a wide range of search features.
|Company Search | New Registrations |
Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State provides these downloadable lists of new filings for corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and limited partnerships.
|Court | Records & Hearings |
Rhode Island Judiciary public portal to court records, court hearings, and criminal & traffic court payments. Includes the Rhode Island Superior, Supreme, District, Traffic Tribunal, Family, and Workers' Compensation courts.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search our Premium service for Rhode Island statewide criminal records. Includes District and Superior Court records, inmate records; and the Rhode Island offender registry. Our nationwide database now contains over 550 million records.
|Inmates | VineLink |
Inmates in Rhode Island Department of Corrections custody by name, DOB or age range.
|Most Wanted |
Rhode Island State Police database of wanted fugitives.
|Sex Offenders |
State of Rhode Island Parole Board & Offender Community Notification Unit search for Level II & III offenders.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search the Rhode Island Office of the General Treasury Unclaimed Property Division by name for unclaimed property and missing money.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Search the Rhode Island Secretary of State UCC filings database by name, file number, or date. You may also limit your search to debtors, secured parties, or assignees. Non-certified file pdf documents are available for free.
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations registered voters. Search by name, birth date, or address.
Select "Smart Search" to query the Rhode Island Judiciary public portal for active warrants.
|Boards & Commissions |
Search the Rhode Island Secretary of State database of Boards and Commissions by keyword/name, or browse the alphabetical index of active boards.
|Census 1915 |
Index of over 540,000 1915 Rhode Island State Census records or browse images of population schedules.
|Census 1925 |
Index of over 470,000 1925 Rhode Island State Census records.
Rhode Island District Court Constables.
|Government Directory |
Search or browse the Rhode Island Directory for state government agencies, departments, and services.
Use this Rhode Island Department of Corrections service to search for currently incarcerated inmates or home-confined offenders by name, ID, race, gender, age, city and/or town of residence. Provides case and charge information.
Search or browse for pending or enacted legislation using this Rhode Island General Assembly Bill Status System.
|License Verification | Professional, Medical & Business |
Search free Rhode Island professional, medical, and business license databases and license verification services. These include attorneys, physicians, accountants, real estate agents, contractors, banks, insurance companies, and more.
|Lobbyists - by Name |
Browse or search the State of Rhode Island Office of Public Information database by name for Rhode Island registered lobbyists.
|Lobbyists - by Organization / Employer |
Browse or search the State of Rhode Island Office of Public Information database by Organization / Employer name for Rhode Island registered lobbyist firms.
|Marriages 1724-1916 |
Limited database of Rhode Island marriages recorded between 1724 and 1916. Just over 200,000 records.
Browse the General Laws of Rhode Island by Title or search the Rhode Island statutes by keyword or phrase.
Rhode Island Secretary of State trademark and servicemark database searchable by reg. number, mark, description, or registrant.
is located in the New England region of the United States. The Capital is Providence and the largest city is Providence. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ri.gov/index.php. Rhode Island
is the 43rd most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 1,055,173 and the 2010 census population was 1,052,931. The land area is 1,033.81 square miles and there are 1018.1
persons per square mile.
85.6% of the population is White, 7.5% is Black or African American, 13.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% are two or more races. 85.2% are a high school graduate or higher, and 31.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $247,400. There are on average 2.46 persons per household, the per capita income is $30,469, the median household income is $56,361, and 13.6% of the persons in Rhode Island
are considered below poverty level.
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