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The Zoning and Code Enforcement Office is responsible for enforcing the state building and housing codes, and the city's zoning and other ordinances. They issue all building, plumbing/mechanical and electrical permits and perform all inspections on these matters. They also issue all certificates of zoning compliance and occupancy permits.

Zoning Director:

Extension 254


Pawtucket City Hall
Zoning and Code Enforcement Office - Room 104
137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone Numbers:

City Hall Main Number:
(401) 728-0500
Zoning and Code Enforcement Fax:
(401) 722-3356
Zoning Office:
Extension 347
Environmental Extension:
Housing Standards Extension:
Building Inspection Unit Extension:

Zoning & Code Enforcement Information:

Zoning, Housing, Municipal Court Notices, Orders, Liens, and Discharges:

Real Estate Records may be searched by clicking the link below. Records are searchable by name and include the following:

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  • Code:
    The City is mandated to adopt the state building code.

    Permits can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday and Friday.
    Call for permit fee schedule.

    Abandoned Vehicles:
    City ordinance prohibits certain vehicles from being parked or stored on public or private property.

    Absentee Landlords:
    Any person who does not reside at the property they own is defined as an absentee landlord and must register themselves with the division.

    Board of Appeals:
    The Board meets the last Monday of the month in City Council Chambers at 6:30 PM.
    The Board votes on the first Monday of the month in City Council Chambers at 6:30 PM.

    Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Zoning Compliance can be obtained for the Division of Zoning and Code Enforcement by calling 728-0500 ext. 347

    Permits are required for most work being done on a property including repairs to the building, plumbing, electrical or mechanical systems. A late fee of $250.00 is assessed if work is being done without the required permit. Contact the Division of Zoning & Code Enforcement for information or to report violators.