Shellfish Business

Delay in Printing of Licenses.

Due to COVID-19, we are experiencing a delay in the printing of licenses. All licensee status and expiration dates can be verified at https://healthri.mylicense.com/Verification.

Licensing-Related Information

How to Get Licensed

Applications+

Renewal notices are sent out 60 days before your expiration date. Renew Online

You need a licensee if you intend to: shuck, repack, ship or reship shellfish in Rhode Island. If you have a new, substantially renovated (more than 50% of the value of the establishment), or unlicensed facility, you need to present your building and operations plan to us for review and approval – in addition to your business application. If you have any questions call the Center for Food Protection at 401-222-2749.

Food Business Applications that Involve On-Site Drinking Water Wells and/or On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems

This pre-application should be completed by applicants who want to start a business that is not serviced by a municipal water system and/or a public sewer system. Staff from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) or Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will contact you to provide further guidance regarding what steps may be necessary to get your business approved. The purpose of this pre-application is to provide general guidance about the scope of your project and the requirements under current regulations and laws.