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Zoning Department

Director of Zoning and Code Enforcement

Carl J. Johnson

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.



  • BUILDING 728-0500, ext. 247
  • ELECTRICAL/SOLAR 728-0500, ext.346
  • PLUMBING/MECHANICAL 728-0500, ext.246


  • 728-0500, ext. 291


  • 728-0500, ext. 280


  • 728-0500, ext. 347


CODE: The City is mandated to follow the state building code.


PERMITS: All Building, Electrical and Plumbing permits are available online at https://pawtucketri.viewpointcloud.com. In addition, permits can also be obtained between the hours of 8:30AM & 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.


City ordinance prohibits vehicles from being parked or stored on private property.


ABSENTEE LANDLORDS: Any person who does not reside at the property they own is defined as an absentee landlord and must register with the Zoning Division.


BOARD OF APPEALS: The Board meets the last Monday of the month and votes on the first Monday of the month in City Council Chambers at 6:30 pm.


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…

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 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. 247 and Certificates of Zoning Compliance can be obtained by contacting 728-0500 ext. 247.

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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