Planning Department

The Planning Department is committed to promoting a well-designed, physically integrated, livable and prosperous community in East Greenwich. It provides the community with personal attention, accurate and detailed information, and timely responses in a manner that instills public trust and confidence while exceeding customer service expectations.

Please note: Recent amendments to the Land Development and Subdivision Review Regulations have changed the Fee Schedule.

2021 Planning Board Calendar


The Planning Department is updating the Town's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. For more information, please contact the Planning Department.

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update workshop - June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021 Public Workshop Presentation
East Greenwich Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey 

August 24, 2021 Zoning Board Meeting recording

EG Facilities Plan Presentation Planning Board Meeting Recording - September 22, 2021
EG Facilities Plan Presentation Handout


The function of the Planning Department is to:

  • Maintain the Zoning Ordinance, Land Development and Subdivision Regulations and all related maps that provide the policy and regulatory bases for land use and development as mandated by State and local laws.  
  • Advise the Town Manager, Town Council and its boards, commissions, residents, the business community and the general public on current land use and development issues. 
  • Facilitate the adoption of town goals and the achievement of those goals by continually maintaining the town's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Review development applications to ensure compliance with East Greenwich standards.
  1. FAQs
  2. Boards and Commissions
  3. Regulations

The State has approved the locally adopted Comprehensive Community Plan (PDF), which provides a planning framework for the Town of East Greenwich. It is the first 10-year approval granted to a municipality in the state.