Building and Zoning

Starting February 10, 2021 the
Building Official's Office
will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Warren, RI 02885
401-245-7343 • 401-245-0595 (fax)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Located on the Second Floor of the Warren Town Hall

Tony Carvalho, Building/Zoning Official

Kevin Aubee, Code Enforcement Officer
Maya Gamon, Clerk
Rhonda Lee Fortin, Floating Clerk

Nick Massed, Electrical Inspector
Peter Withers, Plumbing-Mechanical Inspector

From the Warren Town Charter:


Section 12.01 Building Official/Zoning Officer
There shall be a Building Official/Zoning Officer hired by the Town Manager who shall be the head of the Department of Building and Zoning.

Section 12.02 Qualifications
The qualifications for the Building Official/Zoning Officer shall be those as outlined by the laws of the State of Rhode Island. He/she must be certified by the Building Commissioner via the Building Code Standards Committee of the State of Rhode Island.

Section 12.03 Duties
The duties of the Building Official /Zoning Officer shall include, but not be limited to, interpreting and enforcing all applicable requirements as set forth by the Warren Town Code, State laws related to construction codes and zoning laws, and the Warren Zoning Ordinance. He/she shall supervise the Electrical Inspector and the Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector.

The Building Official/Zoning Officer shall also be the Minimum Housing Inspector and the Floodplain Coordinator for the Town. The Building Official shall serve on the Technical Review Committee advising the Planning Board.


Online Building Permit System

For the convenience of both property owners and contractors, the Town of Warren employs an online permit system. Through an easy to use web portal, you may apply for a permit, attach supporting documents, get email alerts, view/search permits and check the status of a permit.

You can pay any required fees by mail or in person. Before applying for a permit, you should review the Building Department web page to see what documentation is required. Please scan and attach supporting documentation with your completed application. Provide as much information as you can on the form as incomplete applications may be rejected.

Click here to get started


Permits & Inspections  Code & Agency Links 
Permit Fee Schedule Rhode Island Building Official's Association 
Additional Forms and Links  Rhode Island Building Code Commission 
Property Owner Affidavit  Rhode Island Contractor's Registration & Licensing Board 
Required Inspections  Rhode Island Minimum Housing Code 
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Application & instructions International Code Council 
Soil Erosion Ordinance  RI Department of Environmental Managment 
Warren Building Code Board of Appeals RI Coastal Resources Managment Council 
Click here for: Agendas & Minutes  RI Boards for Design Professionals 
Click here to view: Videotaped meetings  RI Department of Labor and Training 
  FloodSmart (flood zone information)
  RI Emergency Managment Agency 
  Americans with Disabilities Act Guide for Small Towns


Zoning Applications and Forms
click here for the latest Warren Zoning Board AGENDA
click here to view Warren Zoning Board MINUTES

Petition for Variance Application: click here to download all necessary forms to apply for a variance.

Petition for Special Use Application: click here to download all necessary forms to apply for a special use permit.

Site Plan Example: click here to view a Site Plan Example. 

Appeal: click here to download the application for the Zoning Board, Board of Appeals.

Appeal: click here to download the application for the Building Code Board of Appeals

Waterfront Development Overlay District application forms

Waiver of Appeal: click to download form to be submitted to receive building permit prior to having a decision recorded.

Occupancy Restriction Agreement: click to download form to be used with a special use permit for an In-law apartment petition.

Complaint Form: click to download form to file a formal complaint regarding a potential violation of the Warren Town Code or the Warren Zoning Ordinance. You must complete and sign this form and return to the Warren Building & Zoning Department.

Zoning Links
Main Street Maps (GIS):
 Warren Zoning Maps and parcel information online
Rhode Island Zoning Law