Building & Zoning

Building & Zoning

The Building and Zoning Department issues permits and completes inspections to assure that codes and zoning regulations are met and proper plans and documents are completed.


E-permitting is now available online in Barrington through Rhode Island's state web-based system called ViewPointCloud. Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as Building, Demolition, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Solar, and Moving as well as applying for Chicken/Hen registrations. Please visit the following website to complete you application:

This streamlined permit process allows for better communication with:

  • Easy access: Log in anytime, from home, office and at the Building Department's public computer
  • Payment can be made with credit card on-line, by check through mail, or by cash, check or credit card in-person at the Building Department
  • Intuitive setup - simple to use
  • Passive updates: Status emails and notifications from the start through final inspections
  • Enhanced data management: Submit electronic payment, upload certain documents, and monitor application status.  If applicable, deliver a copy of the building plans to the Fire Chief.

New users must register for a ViewPointCloud account in order to submit permit applications electronically. This account is valid with any Rhode Island town utilizing the ViewPointCloud e-permitting system. 

Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Caroline Joyce at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or via email at for additional information or if you need assistance with this process.

Click here for the statewide e-permitting system tutorials.



Application Forms

Click here for Building, Mechanical, Electrical permit fees, Zoning Board application forms and related information.

Plat, Lot and Zone Information
NEW: Online step-by-step directions to obtain Plat, Lot and Zone information are available by clicking here. Information provided on Town applications and forms MUST be vertified by Town officials


Building Permits/Inspections

Call Caroline Joyce at 247-1900, extension 326 to schedule an inspection and to assist in E-Permitting.

Dennis Begin, Building Official

Peter Withers, Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector

  • Call Caroline Joyce at 247-1900, extension 326 at least one day before to schedule an inspection.

Nick Massed, Electrical Inspector

  • The Electrical Inspector conducts inspections Monday & Wednesday mornings and Thursdays starting at noon. Call Caroline Joyce at 247-1900, extension 326 at least one day before to schedule an inspection.

Caroline Joyce, Administrative Assistant & Board Secretary


Office Hours & Location


Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Town Hall closes at Noon on Fridays


The office is on the second floor (at the top of the stairs) at Town Hall, 283 County Road.