Zoning Board of Review/Appeals

The Zoning Board consists of 5 standard members and 2 alternate members, all of whom are appointed by the Town Council to a 5-year term. The Zoning Board meets on the third Thursday of every month.

Secretary of State - Agendas, Minutes


The Zoning Board of Review hears and makes decisions on the following matters:

  • Requests for relief from dimensional requirements relating to lot area, frontage, building coverage, setback and building height, including nonconforming structures

  • Applications for special use permits

  • Relief from the merger requirements for substandard lots of record

  • Other matters as directed by the Town Council

  • Appeals of a decision of the Building/Zoning Official

Additionally, the Zoning Board of Review will sit as the Zoning Board of appeals to hear an appeal of a decision of the Planning Board.

Email Contact: dbegin@barrington.ri.gov

Application Forms & Information


  • Paul Blasbalg

  • Ian Donahue, 2nd Alternate

  • Mark W. Freel, Vice Chair

  • Jude Kostas, 1st Alternate

  • Thomas Kraig, Chair

  • Ladd Meyer

  • David Rizzolo

  • Caroline Joyce, Board Secretary

  • Dennis Begin, Zoning Officer


  • Kate Weymouth, Council Liaison