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. 

Please be advised that effective Tuesday, 10/19/2021, a $100 refundable fee will be added to all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits. The refundable fee is paid at the time you pay for the permit, and is refunded back to the applicant of the permit upon completion of a passing final inspection within a year of the permit being issued.


  • 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.

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.