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Building Official, Code Enforcement & Zoning

Felix I. Zemel, Interim Building Official : fzemel@planreviewers.com
Jodi Roy, Office Assistant : jroy@tiverton.ri.gov
Sue Richardson, Land Use Clerk: landuse@tiverton.ri.gov

Office: 401-625-6715  Fax: 401-625-6754
To contact Felix by phone; 781-343-1531

PLEASE NOTE: As of November 14, 2018, you must file for a building permit using the State of Rhode Island portal/website. Click on the logo below to be forwarded to the online, e-permitting service.

The Tiverton Code Enforcement Department is located in the town hall at 343 Highland Road and serves the residents of Tiverton in a number of ways. Our three main areas of authority are Building, Zoning and Floodplain Administration.

The department issues building permits, conducts plan reviews and onsite inspections of building projects that range from simple roofing or door replacements to large multifamily and commercial developments.

Likewise Code Enforcement deals with a wide range of zoning issues interpreting the zoning ordinance, making site visits and guiding residents through the variance, special use and appeal processes.

As Tiverton is a coastal community, this department is also responsible for floodplain administration, helping residents in flood zones navigate through the complexities of the National Flood Insurance Plan. We work closely with the State Floodplain Coordinator and FEMA.  Please click on our Floodplain link (above left) for additional information. 

This is just a very small sampling of the responsibilities of the services rendered by the Code Enforcement Department.  Our goal is always to promote the safety, health and well being off the people of Tiverton.