Town of Barrington, RI

Town News


nayattThe Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will resurface Nayatt Road from Washington Road to Rumstick Road in Barrington. In addition to the new pavement, improvements will also include:

  • New curb and concrete sidewalks extending to Broadview,

  • Decreasing the roadway pitch along Rhode Island Country Club,

  • Installation of ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, and

  • New drainage structures

Work is expected to begin the first week of October and will be conducted during the daytime Monday
through Friday with occasional Saturday work. Lane closures and road detours as necessary to complete
the project should be anticipated. Police details and flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. All schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

The project will break for Winter Shutdown which extends from December 15th to April 15th and be completed in the Summer 2019.


Bay Spring Corridor Study: Developer Guidance Recommendations Presented

Consultant Horsley Witten presented its recommendations to the Planning Board at the Board's September 4 meeting, including draft "Developer Guidance" for two key sites - on Allin's Cove and north of Bay Spring Avenue (former O'Bannon Mill site).

This phase of the study, which kicked off with a public workshop last year, is evaluating land use issues in the Bay Spring corridor outside the former Neighborhood Business district. The first phase included recommendations for more flexible zoning to achieve the mix of uses desired by the Town. The current phase focuses on two key undeveloped sites and options to reduce the number of non-conforming uses and lots on Bay Spring Avenue.

The Board will be considering amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate recommendations from this study.

For more information: Bay Spring Zoning Study website.

For Your Information


Climate Change and Your Health: A Guide for Rhode Islanders

The RI Department of Health Climate Change Program issues Climate Change and Your Health guide "to prepare for the human health effects related to climate change to create a healthy, sustainable, and resilient future for all Rhode Islanders."

On-Line Permitting Available

cmputerE-permitting in Barrington is available through the Rhode Island's state web-based system. Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as building, demolition, electrical, mechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website:

Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or for additional information. 

openOpening a Business in Barrington

A step-by-step guide walking you through the Town approval process.

Emergency Preparation Resources

  • Web Resources: - Functional Needs - Senior Citizen Preparedness

RIEMA - Preparedness

Know your rights: Discrimination under Fair Housing Act

    How Your Rights May Have Been Violated Discrimination in renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities

For more, go to:

Community Resources for assistance with mental health services

See Attachment

Hunting Regulations

If you have questions regarding hunting regulations click on

Recycling, Composting, Reduce & Reuse Tips

binRI Resource Recovery's website includes tips and other information on recycling, composting, reducing and reusing, etc.


Events, Alerts, Job Openings, Etc.

Email to submit requests to list an upcoming event on Community Calendar


voteElections 2018


Declaration of Candidacy - Barrington 2018 - Attachment

Endorsement - Barrington Special 2018 - Attachment



BRISTOL COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY Water Main Update for Lantern Lane, Vincent Paul Drive, Ronald Road, Salisbury Road, Townsend Street and Crown Avenue Attachment


Age-Friendly Barrington: Help us enrich Barrington's community of support for older residents.

Give us your thoughts
Residents are invited to take part in a brief survey to determine perceptions and realities of aging in Barrington. See link to participate in the survey or fill out a hardcopy available at the Barrington Town Hall, Barrington Public Library, or the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment.

Give us insights
Upcoming Focus Groups:
Friday, 11/16, 10:00 am to 11:00 am held in Library
Please register in advance for a focus group.

Laura at 401-465-7378 or email
Pat Keefe at 401-245-2198 or email

Coyote Sighting? 

Report coyote sightings IMMEDIATELY to the Town's Dispatch Center, (401) 437-3930, and then to RI Department of Environmental Management, (401) 222-3070. More information: Living Safely with Coyotes


Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Focus Groups

All are welcome to participate in the Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan Focus Groups. Part of developing our next strategic plan is to gather as much information as possible from our community. Your insight and feedback is an important part of developing our strategic goals.

Employment Opportunities

Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page. Recent/current postings include Tax Assessor's Senior Clerk (full-time), General Laborer (full-time), and part-time positions at the Library.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.

Eco-Depot - Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Eco-Depot is a free service for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI households (for non-residential hazardous waste disposal click here). You can make an appointment for an Eco-Depot collection via Appointments are made to minimize wait times at the facility.

Town of Barrington Animal Control

Animal Control page has the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.

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