Zoning Ordinance

The Town Planner has set up two separate e-mail notification lists pursuant to recent amendments to RIGL 45-23-53 and 45-24-53. If anyone would like to be added to these e-mail lists to receive notices of Public Hearings for either amendments to the Land Development and Subdivision Regulations or amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, or if you would like to be added to both lists, send your request in writing to the Planning/Zoning Board Clerk at 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817. You must include your name, your e-mail address, and which e-mail list you would like to be added to.

The Town of West Greenwich Zoning Ordinance contains the dimensional regulations and uses allowed for each zoning district. It also contains the procedures and requirements for Variance applications and Special Use Permits, including in-law apartments. General non-residential development requirements, such as parking, landscaping, and signage, are also regulated by the Zoning Ordinance.

All new commercial or industrial developments, or changes to existing non-residential developments, must be reviewed by the Planning Board as either a Development Plan, or a Land Development Project, both of which are authorized by the Zoning Ordinance, however, the review procedure, and pertinent submission requirements are contained within the checklists at the end of the Land Development and Subdivision Regulations.

The official Zoning Ordinance may be purchased at the Town Clerk's Office for $10.00. It is also currently available on our website under the attached links below. For questions, please call David Provonsil, Town Planner, at (401) 392-3800 x 121; or David Tacey at x. 114. Check with the FAQ page first to see if what you are looking for is posted there.