Rhode Island Land Use Law


Overview

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.

Enabling Legislation

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.


Primary Resources

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


Comprehensive Planning


Zoning


Subdivision and Land Development


Other Relevant Statutes