Building Departments in Charlestown, Rhode Island

There are 2 Building Departments in Charlestown, Rhode Island, serving a population of 1,165 people in an area of 3 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 582 people, and 1 Building Department per 1 square miles.

In Rhode Island, Charlestown is ranked 12th of 85 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 11th of 85 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Charlestown Building Departments

Find Charlestown, Rhode Island building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Charlestown Planning Department 4540 South County Trail Charlestown, RI

Charlestown Zoning 4540 South County Trail Charlestown, RI

About the Charlestown Building Department

Building Departments in Charlestown, RI are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Charlestown DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Charlestown, Rhode Island building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Charlestown building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Charlestown, RI zoning laws and requirements

Charlestown Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Charlestown Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Charlestown Residential Housing Units
 CharlestownWashington County
Total Housing Units1,62063,737
Occupied Housing Units666 (41.1%)49,111 (77.1%)
Charlestown Occupied Residential Buildings
 CharlestownWashington County
Single-Family Detached Homes598 (89.8%)37,350 (76.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes-1,752 (3.6%)
2 Apartments-2,844 (5.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments68 (10.2%)2,164 (4.4%)
5 to 9 Apartments-1,266 (2.6%)
10 or More Apartments-2,989 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing-746 (1.5%)
Charlestown Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 CharlestownWashington County
2014 or Later-304 (0.6%)
2010 to 201345 (6.8%)864 (1.8%)
2000 to 200969 (10.4%)5,586 (11.4%)
1980 to 1999266 (39.9%)14,870 (30.3%)
1960 to 1979177 (26.6%)12,946 (26.4%)
1940 to 195982 (82.0%)6,710 (6,710.0%)
1939 or Earlier27 (4.1%)7,831 (15.9%)
Charlestown Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 CharlestownWashington County
1 Room-644 (1.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms472 (70.9%)34,088 (69.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms187 (28.1%)14,281 (29.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms266 (39.9%)17,311 (35.2%)
8 or More Rooms110 (16.5%)12,073 (24.6%)
Charlestown Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 CharlestownWashington County
No Bedroom-755 (1.5%)
1 Bedroom86 (12.9%)4,252 (8.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms472 (70.9%)34,088 (69.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms108 (16.2%)10,016 (20.4%)
Charlestown Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 CharlestownWashington County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities666 (100.0%)49,052 (99.9%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities666 (100.0%)48,791 (99.3%)