BUILDING, ZONING, LAND USE AND PLANNING



PO Box 220 ~ Block Island, RI  02807

Tel:  (401) 466-3216         

Fax:  (401) 466-3219

Email: building@new-shoreham.com


Building Official:         

Marc Tillson

Minimum Housing Inspector:  

Wayne Pinkham

Land Use Administrative Officer

Jennifer Brady-Brown

Administrative Assistant:

Kate Campanale

Town Planner:

Alison Ring


The Building Official is responsible for:
  • local enforcement of the RI State Building Code
  • as Zoning Enforcement Officer, administration and enforcement of the Town's Zoning Ordinances
  • local enforcement for Department of Environmental Management, Division of Groundwater and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS, formerly ISDS) to ensure proper installation of OWTS
  • local enforcement and inspection of the Town's environmental ordinances, such as the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance and the removal of Underground Storage Tanks.
  • local enforcement of the RI Building Contractors Registration Law.

The Land Use Administrative Officer is responsible for:

  • administration of the Land Development and Subdivision regulations for the Planning Board and Zoning Regulations of the Town of New Shoreham.
  • administrative support for the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Historic District, and Conservation Commission.
  • working with outside agencies such as Statewide Planning and DEM , Town Officials and all applicants.
  • serving as chair of the Technical Review Committee.
  • meeting with applicants and assisting in the development of the applications.
  • coordinating all proposed land development projects and subdivisions with applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • coordinating the enforcement efforts of the zoning enforcement officer, the building official, planning department, town engineer, department of public works, and other local officials responsible for the enforcement or execution of elements of the local regulations.

~ Links:

         RI State Building Code 

~ What's New:

  • Go to the Comprehensive Plan Notice of Public Hearing for the latest versions of Comprehensive Plan sections and maps!
  • The Town's Zoning Ordinance, Land Development and Subdivision Regulations are available on our ClerkBase page.
  • The Block Island Harbors Sea level Rise Adaptation Study Final Report and related Maps are now available for viewing and download on the Harbors Department page.

~ Download Forms and Documents Below (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):  Get Adobe Reader
Some department forms, such as the Building Permit Application, are provided for reference only.  This form is a multi-part form that must be completed at the Building Department.  For forms applicable to properties in the Historic District, please refer to the Historic District Commission page under Boards, Commissions and Committees.

Application for Building Permit

Application for Building Permit-Addendum

Form - Building Permit Owner Affidavit

Application for Land Development and Subdivision

Application for Mylar Review

Application for Variance or Special Use Permit

Application for Appeal

Hazard Mitigation Plan - 2016 Final Draft

Proposed Zoning Change - Section 704

Approved Amendment-Flood Overlay

5. The Great Salt Pond

6. Housing

12. Implementation Program

Cover, Acknowledgements, TOC, Definitions

Draft 2016 Comprehensive Plan for Public Hearing

New Shoreham Energy Plan

2. Historic & Cultural Resources

10. Natural Hazards & Climate Change

1. Introduction

NS Comprehensive Plan 2016

Map HC1 Historic & Cultural Resources

3. Natural Resources

4. Recreation and Conservation Areas

7. Economic Development

8. Transportation

11. Land Use

9. Services and Facilities

Map ED1 Agriculture

MAP GSP1 WATERSHED

Map NHC1 Flood Zones

Map NHC2 Hurricane Inundation

Map NHC3 SeaLevel Rise

Map NHC4 SLAMM

Map NR1 SurfaceWater & Aquifers

Map NR3 Protected Open Space

MapHC1 Historic & Cultural Sites

MapNR2 Habitats

MapRC1 Recreation

MapT1 Transportation Network

MapLU1_Existing Land Use

MapLU2_Zoning

MapLU3_Future Land Use

MapSF1_Town Facilities

MapSF2_Sewer

MapSF3_WaterSupply

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Town of New Shoreham | PO Box 220 | Block Island, RI 02807 | Telephone: (401)-466-3200 | Copyright © 2007