Building & Zoning Department


The mission of the Building Department is to provide a high level of service to the taxpayer while ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of the citizens of the town.

Functions & Responsibilities

  • The Building Department is responsible for the implementation of the Rhode Island Building Codes, Minimum Housing Code, and the implementation and enforcement of the Town Zoning Ordinance.
  • The Building Department directs applicants for any building project through the requirements of zoning, the permitting process, plan review, and the necessary inspections for any given project.
  • The Building Department also takes enforcement actions against violations to the Minimum Housing code and the Town Zoning Ordinance.