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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or if you need assistance with this process.
E-Permitting tutorials: http://permits.ri.gov/tutorials
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
Frequently Requested Information:
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
Phone: 247-1900, extension 325
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
Phone: 247-1900, extension 326
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.