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.


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 and Zoning Certificates. Please visit the following website to complete your 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.

Please allow 15 business days for permit approval and issuance. 

Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. 

Hardcopy materials for the above permits will not be accepted. Materials must be uploaded directly to ViewpointCloud, and is the responsibility of the applicant.


Please contact Isabelle Gillibrand 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.

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

Uploading Attachments to Viewpoint

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.