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Welcome to the official web site of West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

West Greenwich is located in Kent County and is a large rural town of 51 square miles.  It is one of the least densely populated communities in the State with roughly 6000 residents.  It has one of the highest percentages of permanent open space with 47% of the land in town preserved; including Arcadia State Park, URI/W.Alton Jones Campus and the Big River Management Area.  The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society and the West Greenwich Land Trust also have protected several large parcels, the latest being the 1600 acre Tillinghast Preserve.

Along with being one of the smallest and most rural Rhode Island towns, West Greenwich enjoys an active business community along the I-95 corridor and is home to many large businesses such as Amgen, Centrex, Conneaut and the Centre of New England.

West Greenwich continues to maintain the rural character and independent spirit that has made the town a great place to live for over 260 years.


tarbox pond pavilion step stone farm
Tarbox Pond
Town Pavilion
Step Stone Bridge
Hidden Meadows Farm





For more than 20 years the Human Service Department was put together Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets for families in need. If you are interested in donating, or if you find yourself in need of assistance this year, please contact Marge Gartelman at 397-4234. Donations can also be dropped off at the library and town hall.





treeChristmas Tree Lighting - Louttit Library - Monday, December 7th at 6:30. Visit Santa in the Community Center after the lighting.



Health Source RI Information - Open Enrollment takes place from November 1 through January 31, 2016. Click HERE for website

Cesspool Information - CLICK HERE


marijuanaMedical Marijuana Ordinance - this ordinance passed first reading in November. Second reading will be in December. Anyone with questions, concerns or comments please contact Kevin Breene at 392-3800 x. 123. The State of RI has passed this law which is inconsistent with Federal Law. The Town of West Greenwich is attempting to protect our citizens from having to deal with the ramifications of having large grow centers forced upon us in the future.



MISSING CAT - Click on link for info

Attention Residents: Please contact Kevin Breene (392-3800 x. 123) if you are interested in serving on the 275th Anniversary of West Greenwich Celebration Committee. The Town Council is also organizing a Cemetery Commission; if you are interested, please contact Kevin.

Message from the WG Police Department:
Please print this form and return it to the police department if you will be away from your home and would like random security checks. Security / Resident Vacation Request Form

Public Request Document



Military & Veterans : flag

The new 2013 edition of Federal Benefits of Veterans, Dependents and Survivors is now available at the library. It is for library use only.

We'd like to honor our residents who are serving. Please send information and/or photos to be included on the website to: cgrandall@wgtownri.org

Military Discounts from over 230 stores and services are available.
For more info check out: http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/military-discounts/

Veterans Guide to the Affordable Care Act: Click HERE for info

Link to: State of RI Veterans Affairs

WG residents with questions regarding Veteran Affairs - please call Town Sergeant Frank Volucci at 397-5101.



Other Information

  • Click Request Form for Repair or Service if you have a snow removal issue, recycling bin request, tree limb issue, etc.

  • Brick Order form for the pavilion

  • Recycling Information: recycleClick the recycling bin for information about recycling and the RIRRC's Profit Share Program.


    The Land Trust is presently seeking one additional alternate board member. Please contact Steve Wright at stevenwright1@cox.net if you are interested.
    The Conservation Commission is seeking alternates for their board. Please contact Kevin Breene at 392-3800 x. 123 if you are interested.

  • For information about RI's SNAP program (formally food stamps) Click on Town Departments, Town Clerk & then Human Services

  • Access to Public Records:
    Click for Handout

    Click for Request Form

  • Council Meetings can now be viewed on Cox channel 17 and Verizon channel 37 on Sundays at 4 pm and Mondays at 7 pm.

West Greenwich Business Directory

When planning your next project, please consider hiring locally. Below is a list of registered business in West Greenwich. How do you get on this list? Contact the Town Clerk's office for a business license.


Construction / Contractors

Concrete & Flooring

Electrical & Plumbing

Excavating & Landscaping & Masonry

Hair, Nails, Tanning, Electrolysis


Painting & Plaster


Retail & Miscellaneous

Restaurants & Recreation & Hotels


Community News

    Click here for a calendar of events


    food bankA local Food Bank is open to all who have need. Located at Faith Fellowship Community Church, 260 Victory Hwy, on every 3rd Wednesday from 5:30-7 pm and every 3rd Saturday from 9-11am. For more information you can contact the Church at 397-3383.




    Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner - sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church. November 21st at 5 pm at Hianloland Fire Station, 270 Victory Hwy. 
    There is no charge for entry, with free door prizes and a huge raffle!


    Faith FellowshipA 'Live Nativity' will be held for all on Saturday the 19th of December at 6pm at Faith Fellowship Community Church.
    Warm refreshments will be served after.





    Check out the Library for upcoming events

    Click the 'Recreation' tab (upper left hand side of homepage) to find links to EWG Softball, Soccer, Football/Cheerleading, Scouting, Little League & Basketball

    The WG Happy Seniors are looking for new members.  If you are 55 and over, you qualify.  The club meets the 1st Monday of every month at the Elks.  Call Ann Siembab at 392-3452 for more info. 

    Click the recreation tab (upper left hand corner of homepage) for info on Scouting

    boyscout girlscout cubscout


    A Community Bulletin Board is at the transfer station on Bates Trail. Non-political community or charitable events can be posted.
    Contact Frank at 397-5101 if you have an event to post.

    2010 Census Results - Click HERE for the population/race results. Click HERE for the population and housing characteristics.

    West Greenwich E-News Bulletins: If you would like to receive monthly news bulletins, please forward your name, address and e-mail to:
    E-News Bulletin. This will be a confidential list used only to forward town information updates.

    Click for Calendar



    Helpful Links


      visamcTo make tax payments on line:
      www.RIeGov.com Scroll down to West Greenwich and click Town Hall. Your account number and PIN number are located on your tax bill. A 3% transaction fee will be applied to your credit card. There is a $2 minimum fee.

      PLANNING INFO Public Hearings for Zoning Ordinance Amendment and Comprehensive Plan Amendment
      See Planning Board's webpage for application, plan,
      and hearing notice.

      Is your home Energy Efficient? Find out if there are ways you can save money on your energy bill by making some home improvements. Free Energy Audit and free home improvements available through South County Community Action. Click Here for info and eligibility.

      West Greenwich 2000 Census Data

      West Greenwich ACS Data from 2005 - 2009 (American Community Survey Profile)

      Want to see what South County has to offer? Click here South County Tourism Council

      Click Here for 2015 Tax Rates and Tax Information

      Click HERE for Plat Maps

      Take the RHODE ISLAND TRIVIA test


      Upcoming Meetings - 2015

      • Town Council Meeting
        Meetings start at 7:00
        November 4 & December 9
      • Planning Board Meeting
        Meetings start at 7:00
        November 16 & December 21
      • Zoning Board Meeting
        Meetings start at 7:30
        November 17 & December 15
      • School Committee Meeting
        Meetings start at 6 pm
        Meeting are held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday
        Jr. Sr. High School Library
      • Land Trust:
        Meetings start at 7:30
        November 10 & December 8
      • Conservation Commission:
        November 5 & December 3
      • Fire Board of Engineers
        Meetings start at 7:00 - Town Hall Basement
        November 16 & December 21
      • Additional meetings...