Washington County Building Department

Find Washington County Rhode Island building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.

Charlestown Planning Department 4540 South County Trail Charlestown RI 02813 401-364-1225

Charlestown Zoning 4540 South County Trail Charlestown RI 02813 401-364-1215

Exeter Building Department 675 Ten Rod Road Exeter RI 02822 401-294-2177

Hopkinton Zoning 1 Townhouse Road Hopkinton RI 02833 401-377-7771

Narragansett Building Department 25 5th Avenue Narragansett Pier RI 02882 401-782-0609

Narragansett Zoning 25 5th Avenue Narragansett Pier RI 02882 401-782-0633

Richmond Planning Department 5 Richmond Townhouse Road Richmond RI 02898 401-539-8574

Westerly Zoning 45 Broad Street Westerly RI 02891 401-348-2549

About Building Departments

How much does a building permit cost?

Building permit fees vary significantly from one locality to another. The fees are usually based on the total cost of the project.

If I have been issued a building code violation, can I appeal?

Yes, a building code violation can be appealed. In most cases, a local board will hear building code appeals. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible, as some jurisdictions impose deadlines for submitting appeals. The appeals process may require a fee.

Can the Building Department recommend a local home improvement contractor?

Local Building Departments are generally reluctant to recommend specific contractors. However, many will provide a list of licensed contractors that serve the local area.