Building Departments in Providence County, Rhode Island

There are 13 Building Departments in Providence County, Rhode Island, serving a population of 633,704 people in an area of 410 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 48,746 people, and 1 Building Department per 31 square miles.

In Rhode Island, Providence County is ranked 3rd of 5 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 1st of 5 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Providence County Building Departments

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

Burrillville Planning Department 144 Harrisville Main St Harrisville, RI

Central Falls Planning Department 580 Broad St Central Falls, RI

Central Falls Zoning 580 Broad Street Central Falls, RI

East Providence Zoning 145 Taunton Avenue East Providence, RI

Foster Zoning 181 Howard Hill Road Foster, RI

Johnston Permits 100 Irons Avenue Johnston, RI

Johnston Zoning 100 Irons Avenue Johnston, RI

North Smithfield Planning Department 1 North Main Street North Smithfield, RI

Pawtucket Planning Department 175 Main Street Pawtucket, RI

Providence Building Department 1 Capitol Hill Providence, RI

Providence Permits 91 Fricker Street Providence, RI

Providence Planning Department 235 Promenade Street Providence, RI

Smithfield Building Department, Planning and Zoning 64 Farnum Pike Smithfield, RI

About the Providence County Building Department

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

Providence County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Providence 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.

Providence County Residential Housing Units
 Providence CountyRhode Island
Total Housing Units265,991467,412
Occupied Housing Units238,171 (89.5%)410,885 (87.9%)
Providence County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Providence CountyRhode Island
Single-Family Detached Homes110,839 (46.5%)230,529 (56.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes7,699 (3.2%)14,184 (3.5%)
2 Apartments32,041 (13.5%)44,121 (10.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments37,854 (15.9%)47,245 (11.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments14,310 (6.0%)20,223 (4.9%)
10 or More Apartments34,244 (14.4%)50,782 (12.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,184 (0.5%)3,801 (0.9%)
Providence County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Providence CountyRhode Island
2014 or Later663 (0.3%)1,805 (0.4%)
2010 to 20131,961 (0.8%)3,914 (1.0%)
2000 to 200911,577 (4.9%)24,782 (6.0%)
1980 to 199938,032 (16.0%)78,736 (19.2%)
1960 to 197954,328 (22.8%)99,168 (24.1%)
1940 to 195947,277 (47,277.0%)81,875 (81,875.0%)
1939 or Earlier84,333 (35.4%)120,605 (29.4%)
Providence County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Providence CountyRhode Island
1 Room6,676 (2.8%)9,376 (2.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms162,537 (68.2%)281,040 (68.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms95,544 (40.1%)152,015 (37.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms69,836 (29.3%)127,418 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms32,521 (13.7%)69,261 (16.9%)
Providence County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Providence CountyRhode Island
No Bedroom7,087 (3.0%)10,099 (2.5%)
1 Bedroom35,745 (15.0%)55,443 (13.5%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms162,537 (68.2%)281,040 (68.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms32,802 (13.8%)64,303 (15.6%)
Providence County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Providence CountyRhode Island
With Complete Plumbing Facilities237,412 (99.7%)409,684 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities236,351 (99.2%)407,501 (99.2%)