Building Permits & Information

Building permits are very valuable to you and your community. By working with the local Code Officials, you will benefit from their knowledge and be confident your project is completed according to applicable building codes. By following code requirements, the completed project will meet minimum standards for safety and will be less likely to cause loss or injury to you and/or the public.

Tasks/Items That Require Permits

Permits are typically required for:
  • Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)
  • All Electrical installations and modifications
  • All Plumbing installations and modifications
  • Change of use or occupancy of existing building
  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • New Buildings (construction of)
  • Renovations (garage conversions, finishing a basement, kitchen remodels, re-roofing, siding, etc.)
  • Residential work (decks, garages, pools, fireplaces, etc.)

On - line ePermitting is now available in East Greenwich for permit applications.

Questions or Concerns

Please contact the Public Works office if you have any questions related to permits or inspections by calling 401-886-8620.