Town of Barrington, RI

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Bay Spring Corridor Study: Final Report Presentation Scheduled for 9/4/18 Planning Board Meeting

Consultant Horsley Witten is scheduled to present its final report (expected to be available in August) to the Planning Board at the September 4 regular business meeting, 7 p.m., Council Chamber, Barrington Town Hall.

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 consultant's report will include recommendations for more flexible zoning to achieve the mix of uses desired by the Town, including two key undeveloped sites, and residents while reducing the number of non-conforming uses and lots.

For more information: Bay Spring Zoning Study website.

For Your Information

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

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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


Elections 2018

  • Statewide Primary: WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM All Precincts open.

  • General Election: TUESDAY, November 6, 2018 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM All Precincts open.

  • Declaration of Candidacy - Filing Dates: August 23 and 24, 2018 by 4:00 PM attachment

  • Endorsement by Party Committee - for Primary on October 2, 2018 - Filed no later than August 27, 4:00 PM attachment



2018 Summer Concert Series - Free!

Roger Ceresi's Allstarz, 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 - Latham Park

Detroit Breakdown, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 - Barrington Beach

Becky Chace Band, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 - Barrington Beach (Rescheduled)

bankPresented by the Town of Barrington and BankNewport





The Census Bureau is Hiring!

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring field representatives in your area and we’re asking you to help us. The Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys every year. Our ability to conduct censuscontinuous surveys, other than the once-a-decade population count, depends on survey takers in the field and our Regional Offices are hiring these workers.

Field Representatives perform a variety of vital functions, such as updating address lists and maps; conducting interviews with residents in assigned areas; explaining the purpose of the census interview; and answering residents' questions. Hours of work for field positions will vary - some require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings, while others require interviewing the public usually in the evening and on weekends.

For more information, go to: Field Jobs by State


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


New Law: Drivers Prohibited from Using Hand-Held Devices - In Effect June 1, 2018

Rhode Island is now hands-free when it comes to drivers and cell phones. A new law prohibits any driver from using hand-held wireless communication devices. The law took place June 1, 2018. Fines up to $100 for each violation.

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.

Follow Barrington on Twitter - @RI_Barrington.

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

Consumer Alert / RI Office of the Attorney General - IRS Scam

Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at:

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

Upcoming Meetings