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Zoning Department

Acting Director

Sue Mara

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 347
Environmental: Extension 265
Housing Standards: Extension 314
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

Permit Fee Calculators:

Calculator for 1&2 Family Dwellings **

Calculator for Demolition **

Calculator for All Other Items **

** Please note the above calculators should only be used as a reference tool that will give you an approximate cost of your permit. To avoid delays and ensure accuracy, it is highly recommended that you call the Zoning Department (728-0500, X291) for assistance in calculating your permit fee.

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.

Click here for Permitting Guide

Zoning Forms

Boards & Commissions

 

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