Building & Zoning Office

The Building and Zoning Office, included in the Department of Planning, Building & Resiliency, issues permits and completes inspections to assure that codes and zoning regulations are met and proper plans and documents are completed.

Apply for Permits and more through Viewpoint

E-permitting is now available through Viewpoint.


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, Zoning Certificates, or filing a Citizens Complaint.

Please allow 15 business days for permit approval and issuance. 


  • 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 are no longer accepted. Materials must be uploaded directly to ViewpointCloud; this is the responsibility of the applicant.


Please contact Isabelle Gillibrand at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or email her at for additional information or if you need assistance with this process.

More information:

  • ​​Uploading attachments to Viewpoint:

Additional Resources and Information

The Documents & Forms holds information regarding Building, Mechanical, Electrical permit fees, Zoning Board application forms and related materials.

MainStreet GIS Maps: for information on Zoning, Flood, Wetlands, Abutters, and more.

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 verified by Town officials


Building Permits/Inspections

Call Isabelle Gillibrand at 247-1900, extension 326 or text 401-768-0417 to schedule an inspection and to assist in E-Permitting.


Dennis Begin, Building Official


Peter Withers, Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector

  • The Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector conducts inspections Tuesday & Thursday afternoons. Call Isabelle Gillibrand at 247-1900, extension 326 or text 401-768-0417 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 Isabelle Gillibrand at 247-1900, extension 326 or text 401-768-0417at least one day before to schedule an inspection.

Isabelle Gillibrand, Administrative Assistant & Board Clerk

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.