- RI Division of Planning
- One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor
- Providence, RI 02908
- Phone: (401) 222-7901
Rhode Island Land Use Law
New and Revised Laws of Interest
The Statewide Planning Program monitors state legislation for bills pertaining to planning, development, and other topics of interest to planners and local government. This information is presented under Legislative Monitoring. Additionally, we relay guidance to municipalities on various aspect of the land use laws and court decisions through our Municipal Memos, found below.
Local planning is governed by a series of state laws which enable communities to plan and regulate the built environment. These laws, and related laws of interest can be accessed through the RI Land Use Laws menu below.
Local planning is governed by a series of state laws which enable communities to plan and regulate the built environment.
All of these laws can be found in this legislative handbook, which is fully linked and searchable.
Planning Boards and Commissions
Subdivision and Land Development
Other Relevant Statutes
- Rhode Island Low and Moderate Income Housing Act (45-53)
- Conservation Commissions (45-35)
- Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (45-46)
- Open Meetings Law (42-46)
- Recording of Instruments (34-13)