The Building Official is responsible for issuing permits related to areas including building, plumbing, electrical, demolition, fences, and drainage. The Building Official conducts regular site inspections, completing a final summary report of findings prior to providing a Certificate of Occupancy.
Apply for a Permit
Applications for a building permit, mechanical permit, sign permit, electrical permit, plumbing permit, demolition permit, moving permit, fence permit, solar permit and property maintenance complaint should be submitted online through the Bristol e-permitting system, Viewpoint Cloud.
Are you a first time user of OpenGov’s Viewpoint Cloud software? The State of Rhode Island has created a resource page for individuals to learn how to create their own account and navigate the State’s primary e-permitting platform.
Geographic Information System Maps
The Bristol Geographic Information System provides access to geographic and tax record information currently maintained by the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island for individual parcels of property. The maps and data are for illustration purposes. The data provided is a matter of public record.
Building Code Board of Appeals
This Board hears appeals of decisions/determinations made by the Town of Bristol’s Building Official.
Address: 9 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: (401) 253-7000 ext. 127