Larry Desormier, Building/Zoning Official
Calista McDermott, Clerk
Comprehensive Plan Update
The Town of Scituate Building Office is now offering ONLINE PERMITTING through the State permit portal which can be found here:
Effective January 26, 2021 paper permits will no long be accepted.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please go to http://permits.ri.gov/. Please click on "Town of Scituate". Next, click on "building department" and select the type of permit you need.
NOTE: All building plans need to be dropped off at the Building Official's Office.
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Normal Office Hours
Building, Zoning & Planning Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00 401-647-5901
Calista McDermott, Administrative Assistant
Building & Zoning Official Hours
Monday -Friday 8:30-4:00
Inspections will be 10-2:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday w/ 24 Hour Notice
Afternoon Office visits by appointment
Wednesday - Friday
Larry Desormier, Building & Zoning Official
If the Building/Zoning Official is in the field, the office will contact him for all emergencies and questions.
- Town of Scituate Comprehensive Plan
- Comprehensive Plan - APPENDIX
- Town of Scituate Low & Moderate Income Housing Plan
The Town of Scituate enforces the Rhode Island State Building Code (SBC). In accordance with SBC, permits are required for all activities not classified as "ordinary repairs". Roofing and re-siding are not considered "ordinary repairs". Building permits for new construction generally take 2 weeks for processing. An approved O.W.T.S application and plan along with proof of ownership/status are required prior to start of permit process.
The town contains RR (Rural Residential), RS (Single-Family Residential), BL (Limited Business), BG (General Business), M (General Manufacturing), and W (Watershed) zones.There are 2 Village Overlay District Zones, in the Village of Hope, and the Village of North Scituate. Zoning Ordinances are available in the Town Clerk's Office at a cost of $15.00 for town residents and $20.00 for non-residents. Or click below:
Contact our offices during normal business hours for additional information.
- Zoning Board of Review Application
- Zoning Application Instructions
- RI General Laws Regulating Zoning Ordinances
- Plan Commission Application
- Subdivision and Land Development Regulations
- Fee Schedule - Subdivision & Land Development
- Septic Loan Program Application
Planning : The Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Zoning : The Zoning Board of Review meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Note: There will be no Zoning Board meeting in December.
The subdivision and land development regulations are available in the Town Clerk's Office at a cost of $15.00 for town residents and $20.00 for non-residents.
All applications, and fees are available at the Building Department located at Town Hall during regular office hours.