Building Inspection

The Town of Narragansett now uses E-Permitting, see the below link to start your building permit.

Narragansett E-Permit

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits and for performing field inspections to ensure compliance of Federal, State and Local Building Codes.  This Department also enforces the Town Zoning Ordinance, minimum housing standards, flood zone requirements, ADA and ISDS regulations, as well as rental registrations within the Town.

Bulk Zoning

The Narragansett Town Council voted to approve the second reading of this ordinance on June 21, 2021, which became effective immediately.    This ordinance is actually made up of text revisions to 6 sections of the Town Zoning Ordinance:  
a. Section 2.2 (Definitions), 
b. Section  6.4 (Dimensional Regulations), 
c. Section 7.6 (Supplementary lot and bulk regulations), 
d. Section 7.9 (Automobile parking space), 
e. Section 7.10 (Plans and specifications for parking requirements),  
f. Section 12.23 (Development Standards for Homes exceeding four bedrooms). (NEW)

In order to adequately understand how these new provisions might affect your  development project,  you are strongly advised to read them in context with the provisions of the existing , unchanged components of the Zoning Ordinance.  

Staff of the Community Development Department and the Building Official’s office are available to help you.  Feel free to call our offices at the numbers below:

Community Development: 401-782-0632
Building Official:   401-788-2569

Inspection Information

Any request for a building inspection must be made by the contractor 24 hours in advance. Please give name of owner, address of property, type of inspection, and permit number. The building permit card must be posted on the job site for ALL inspections.  In addition, all approved plans and engineering specifications must be on-site at all times during construction or no inspections will be performed. All communication is done through E-Permitting.

Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical

Inspections for plumbing, electrical and mechanical are done on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. You must call one day ahead of time with the property address and the permit number.  



Failure to pass an inspection or have the permit card on site along with the approved construction plans will result in a $35 re-inspection fee.

Certificate of Occupancy

In order to receive a certificate of occupancy all final inspections and certifications must be completed and the 50.00 CO fee must be paid. The Certificate of Occupancy will be added to the E-permit