Town of Barrington, RI

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Barrington Launches New Flood Protection Website

logoBarrington has launched a new website focused on Flood Protection. It is designed to be easily navigable and teeming with information about what YOU can do before, during, and after a flood to protect yourself and minimize your losses.

The website is divided into four main categories:

  • Stay Safe: How to protect yourself and your family

  • Flood Insurance: How to minimize your financial loss

  • Floodplain Info: A general overview of floodplains (with maps)

  • Floodplain Parcels: How to prepare your house for a flood

We invite you to take a look. Who knows what you’ll learn!

The 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.

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

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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




honorrollHonor Roll - Application Deadline is April 30, 2019

The United Veterans Council (UVC) of Barrington, in conjunction with the Barrington Town Council, is seeking nominations for veterans' names to be added to the Barrington Honor Roll.

Persons who served in the United States military during various periods or war/conflict and who residents of the Town of Barrington were for at least six months prior to and/or during their service are eligible to apply for listing on the Honor Roll.

All completed applications with supporting documents must be submitted by April 30, 2019, to support the Honor Roll’s re-dedication on Memorial Day 2019.

Questions concerning qualifying wars/conflicts should be addressed to Michael W. Tripp, Treasurer, Barrington UVC, 1481 Wampanoag Trail, Suite 2, Riverside, R.I. 02915. He may be reached at or called at 401-524-6216.


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

Food Needs Made Easier From Shopping to Table
May 8, 2019
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Barrington Library

Come for speaker, conversation and refreshments.

Bring your ideas.


Laura Young - / 465-7378

Pat Keefe - / 245-2198

arrignton will use the information in this report to guide us, learn about the ‘village” model and discuss ways to apply this in our community. Refreshments will be served.

Interested? Please contact:

Laura at 401-465-7378 or email

Pat Keefe at 401-245-2198 or email

Employment Opportunities

Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page.


TAP-IN Letter Carriers' Food Drive, Saturday, May 11 Attachment


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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