Zoning Board of Review

The zoning board of review in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns exists for two basic purposes.  The first is to grant relief from zoning restrictions; that is, to authorize the owner of a particular piece of property to do something on it that is not permitted as a matter of right. Generally this is done by granting a special use permit or a dimensional variance. The second purpose is to act as a reviewing court to hear appeals from decisions of other agencies and officials involved in land use regulation, such as planning board, building inspector, or zoning official.

Board Members

NameTitle
Alan Leclaire

Chairman

Kathryn M. Dumais
Richard Masse
Norman G. Frechette
Roland M. Michaud

Vice-Chairman

Paul Pierannunzi
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