City Hall will be closed on the last business day of the week, which will primarily fall on a Friday. Otherwise, City Hall will continue to operate beginning this week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment on all business days other than the last business day of the work week. The scheduled closure will not affect Early/In-person Voting for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. Anyone wishing to vote can go to the Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave, 3rd Floor from Monday through Friday even on days when City Hall is closed due to Workshare. Voters can go from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm until November 2, 2020 (until the 4:00 pm deadline). No appointment is necessary to vote.

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Zoning Department

Director

Bill Vieira

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.

City Hall Main Number: (401) 728-0500
Zoning and Code Enforcement Fax: (401) 722-3356
Zoning Office: Extension 280
Environmental: Extension 291
Housing Standards: Extension 347
Building Inspection Unit: Extension 310 

 

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:

Deeds, Mortgages, Liens, Discharges, including Municipal Court and Zoning Orders, Liens and Discharges, etc…

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

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

Online Permitting System

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 can be obtained by contacting 401-728-0500 Ext. 310 and Certificates of Zoning Compliance can be obtained by contacting 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.

Click here for Permitting Guide

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Reminder: City Hall to Close One Day A Week Through December

  • October 20, 2020
  • Press Release

Early Voting Will Remain AvailablePawtucket – The City of Pawtucket announced last week that a second round of the Workshare Program, which gained support and approval by both Local 1012 and Local...  Read More >

City Speak
"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

Voter-Approved Citywide Paving Continues

  • May 29, 2020
  • Event

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the Pawtucket City Council, and the Department of Public works have announced the citywide repaving of streets and roads.“Quality of life for our residents is of...  Read More >