Building / Zoning Department
The mission of the Building Department is to provide a high level of service to the taxpayer, while insuring the Health, Safety and Well-being of the citizens of the Town.
The Building Department is responsible for the implementation of the Rhode Island Building Codes, Minimum Housing Code, and the implementation and enforcement of the Town Zoning Ordinance.
The Building Department directs applicants for any building project through the requirements of zoning, the permitting process, plan review, and the necessary inspections for any given project.
The Building Department also takes enforcement actions against violations to the Minimum Housing code and the Town Zoning Ordinance.
Related Information: Town Charter Article VI Sec. 606. Building inspector.
There shall be a building inspector, who shall be appointed by the town administrator and shall be responsible for the supervision and enforcement of ordinances relating to buildings, zoning, trailer parks, and other matters assigned to him by the town administrator or the town council.