Building Departments in Newport County, Rhode Island

There are 2 Building Departments in Newport County, Rhode Island, serving a population of 83,204 people in an area of 103 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 41,602 people, and 1 Building Department per 51 square miles.

In Rhode Island, Newport County is ranked 2nd of 5 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 5 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Newport County Building Departments

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

Jamestown Planning Department 22 West Street Jamestown, RI

Tiverton Planning and Zoning Department 343 Highland Road Tiverton, RI

About the Newport County Building Department

Building Departments in Newport County, 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 Newport County 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:
  • Newport County, Rhode Island building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Newport County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Newport County, RI zoning laws and requirements

Newport County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Newport County 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.

Newport County Residential Housing Units
 Newport CountyRhode Island
Total Housing Units42,433467,412
Occupied Housing Units35,217 (83.0%)410,885 (87.9%)
Newport County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Newport CountyRhode Island
Single-Family Detached Homes22,302 (63.3%)230,529 (56.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,792 (5.1%)14,184 (3.5%)
2 Apartments3,161 (9.0%)44,121 (10.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,850 (8.1%)47,245 (11.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,660 (4.7%)20,223 (4.9%)
10 or More Apartments2,645 (7.5%)50,782 (12.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing807 (2.3%)3,801 (0.9%)
Newport County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Newport CountyRhode Island
2014 or Later328 (0.9%)1,805 (0.4%)
2010 to 2013417 (1.2%)3,914 (1.0%)
2000 to 20092,858 (8.1%)24,782 (6.0%)
1980 to 19997,891 (22.4%)78,736 (19.2%)
1960 to 19797,573 (21.5%)99,168 (24.1%)
1940 to 19596,599 (6,599.0%)81,875 (81,875.0%)
1939 or Earlier9,551 (27.1%)120,605 (29.4%)
Newport County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Newport CountyRhode Island
1 Room486 (1.4%)9,376 (2.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms23,581 (67.0%)281,040 (68.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms11,823 (33.6%)152,015 (37.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms11,103 (31.5%)127,418 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms7,731 (22.0%)69,261 (16.9%)
Newport County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Newport CountyRhode Island
No Bedroom529 (1.5%)10,099 (2.5%)
1 Bedroom4,464 (12.7%)55,443 (13.5%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms23,581 (67.0%)281,040 (68.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,643 (18.9%)64,303 (15.6%)
Newport County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Newport CountyRhode Island
With Complete Plumbing Facilities35,075 (99.6%)409,684 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities34,827 (98.9%)407,501 (99.2%)