Providence County Clerk

Find Providence County Rhode Island clerk, including county, city, and circuit clerk, and clerk of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.


East Provice City Clerk 145 Taunton Avenue East Providence RI 02914 401-435-7596


North Smithfield Town Clerk 575 Smithfield Road North Smithfield RI 02896 401-767-2200

Providence County Clerk 250 Benefit Street Providence RI 02903 401-222-3250

Scituate Town Clerk 195 Danielson Pike Scituate RI 02857 401-647-2822

Woonsocket City Clerk 169 Main Street Woonsocket RI 02895 401-767-9249

What fees does a Clerk charge?

State law generally enables Clerks to recover a portion of their transactional costs, and some states regulate the fees that Clerks may charge. Most permits and licenses issued by Clerks carry a set fee. Land transaction filings typically carry a base fee plus an additional per page charge. It is common for Clerks to also charge a per page fee when providing copies of documents to the public.

Do Clerks collect taxes?

Clerks do not collect taxes. Tax collection is usually handled by a separate office established for that purpose. Some Clerk's Offices may accept tax payments as a convenience to the public.

What are the requirements to become a Clerk?

In some jurisdictions, the Clerk is an elected position, while in others the Clerk is appointed. Most Clerks have a college degree and at least some professional experience. Some counties and local governments require that the Clerk have or obtain a Certified Municipal Clerk designation.