Building and Zoning Office

Please note the following hours:

Walk-Up Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon

By Appointment: Please contact the office to schedule. 

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 to 12:30 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Permitting

E-Permitting Through OpenGov (formerly Viewpoint)

E-permitting is now available online in Barrington through Rhode Island's state web-based system OpenGov. Applicants can apply for permits, including Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Solar, Demolition, Chicken and Hen, file a Citizens Complaint, and more. Please allow up to 15 business days for permit approval and issuance.

Frequently asked information about OpenGov:

  • Apply for a permit through the OpenGov website - the office does not offer paper copies. 
  • Communications regarding your permit, including approvals, payment, inspections, will be sent to the email provided to file the permit application.
  • Receive status emails and notifications from the start through final inspections.
  • Paper applications are not accepted by the Building and Zoning Office. Hardcopy materials for the above permits will not be accepted by the Building Office and must be uploaded directly to OpenGov by the applicant. If applicable, deliver a copy of the building plans to the Fire Chief. If you need technical assistance, please contact the office.
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Inspections

All permits require inspection. Inspections can be scheduled by:

Please be advised that you must schedule an inspection at least a day in advance. Day-of requests may not be available.

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