Planning, Building & Resiliency

The Department of Planning, Building & Resiliency includes multiple functions, including the Building & Zoning Office, Planning Department, Economic Development and administration of the Spencer Trust Program.

​Responsibilities include: inspections, plan review and issuance of permits; zoning enforcement; implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and other planning initiatives; grant applications; review and processing of Planning and Zoning Board applications; energy and resilience projects; project management; and administration of the Spencer Trust Fund (Home Repair Program, First-Time Home-buyer Down Payment Assistance, etc.)

See also:


FYI: Know your rights. Discrimination under Fair Housing Act


Please note it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. More information about Fair Housing: 

How Your Rights May Have Been Violated

  • Discrimination in renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities


For more, go to:



Isabelle Gillibrand, Administrative Assistant

  • Phone: 247-1900, extension 326

  • Fax: 247-3765

Philip Hervey, AICP, Director of Planning, Building & Resiliency

Dennis Begin, Building & Zoning Official

Debra Page-Trim, Economic Development Officer and Spencer Trust Administrator 

  • Phone: 247-1900, extension 365

  • Fax: 247-3765

Kim Jacobs, Consulting Resiliency Planner

  • Phone: 247-1900, extension 283

  • Fax: 247-3765

Office Location
  •  Barrington Town Hall

    • Planning, Economic Development, Spencer Trust, Resiliency - Mezzanine Level

    • Building & Zoning - 2nd Floor at the top of the stairs