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.
|Kathryn M. Dumais||Member|
|Scott MacLennan||First Alternate|
|Brian Kane||Second Alternate|