How do I apply for a permit?
  1. Submit a completed permit application through the State of RI E-Permitting system.  Paper applications are no longer accepted.
  2. North Kingstown's link can be found under the Residents and Business tabs of our website and at choosing North Kingstown.
  3. Submit a site plan showing the location of the building on the lot with setbacks to all property boundaries, septic system, water line, and other structures located on the property.
  4. For commercial projects submit 3 copies of construction plans drawn to scale, including elevations, floor plans, cross section with typical frame details, foundation, plumbing, electrical and smoke detector locations. For residential projects electronic plans generally can be submitted through the North Kingstown permit portal.
  5. When applicable, submit originals of all approvals from federal, state or local government agencies such as Army Corp of Engineers, DOT, OWTS, CRMC, Wetlands, HDC (Historic District Commission), etc.
  6. When applicable, submit a stamped flood elevation certificate.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. What code does North Kingstown follow?
4. How do I apply for a permit?
5. How do I schedule an Inspection?
6. Do I need a sign permit?
7. What are the requirements for Commercial Building Permits (non 1 & 2 Family Dwellings), new construction or substantial improvements?
8. What are the requirements for a Change of Use?
9. What is the permit review process?
10. Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?
11. How long does it take to get a permit?
12. What is the procedure with permits?
13. What is the cost of a permit?
14. Where can I find information about permitted uses, zoning, set-backs, etc.?
15. Where can I find information about my septic system?
16. Where can I find information about the change of use and or tenancy of an existing building?
17. Where can I find the permit history for property?
18. Where can I find information about locating a new business in town?
19. What do I do if I feel that I can not comply with building code requirements?