Building, Planning & Zoning

The Department of Planning carries out all the planning functions related to land use, environmental protection, and economic development required by the Town Charter, the ordinances of the Town, and the laws of the State of Rhode Island, and shall provide administrative assistance to the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Review.

The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for administration and enforcement of the state building code, the zoning ordinance, and the Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code, and any other function required by the ordinances of the Town or the laws of the State of Rhode Island.

Recent Amendments to the Subdivision Regulations (October 27, 2015):
Article 2
Article 3
Article 4
Article 5
Article 6
Article 7
Article 13
Article 15
Application Notification List
Recording Stamps
Owner's Authorization

Building Forms (see Building page for more detail)
Building Inspection Checklist
Homeowners Affidavit
Requirements for a Building Permit

Planning Forms (see Planning page for more detail)
Comprehensive Permit Application
Development Plan Review Application
Land Development or Subdivision Approval Application

Zoning Forms (see Zoning page for more detail)
Sign Permit Application
Zoning Board of Review Application
Zoning Certificate
Zoning Determination