The Department of Community Development manages a wide range of tasks, including implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, preparing grant applications, preparing bid documents and project management.

Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan

Bristol’s Comprehensive Community Plan – 2016 is the primary land
use document for the Town. This plan provides for the protection,
development, use and management of our land and natural resources.

Subdivision and Development Review Regulations
Subdivision & Development
Review Regulations and
Application Forms & Checklists

In accordance with the Rhode Island General Law Section 45-23-30, the purpose of these regulations is to establish procedural and substantive provisions for the subdivision and development of land that will, consistent with the provisions of the Comprehensive Community Plan and the Zoning Ordinance.

Town Code
Town Code

The Town of Bristol, in its continuing effort to inform the public of policies, procedures and the laws that govern our municipality, proudly presents its Town Code. The Town of Bristol provides residents and businesses with a directory of the Town Code at the link below.

RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual Website
RI Low Impact Development Site Planning and Design Guidance Manual
Technical Review Committee

The Technical Review Committee (“TRC”), reviews project applications, provides comment and make recommendations to the planning board.

Planning Board

The Planning Board guides the growth and development of the community. The Board ensures projects align with Bristol’s Comprehensive Plan.

Contact Us

Physical Address: 235 High Street, 1st Floor, Bristol, RI 02809
Mailing Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Diane m. Williamson, Aicp, cfm

Director of Community Development

Phone: (401) 253-7000 ext. 126