Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Located on the Second Floor of the Warren Town Hall
Peter Withers, Plumbing-Mechanical Inspector
From the Warren Town Charter:
ARTICLE XII. DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND ZONING
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.
Variance: click here to download all necessary forms to apply for a variance.
Special Use Permit: click here to download all necessary forms to apply for a special use permit.
Appeal: click here to download all necessary forms to appeal a decision of the Building/Zoning Official or the Warren Planning Board.
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.