Planning Board

The Planning Board studies and reviews development plans based on the needs and existing resources in town. The purpose of these plans is to improve the health, safety, and general welfare of community members.

The Planning Board studies and provides recommendations in a variety of areas including Land Use Regulations, Transportation Facilities, Redevelopment, Public Facilities, Housing, and Historic Preservation.

Meeting Information

The Planning Board’s meeting schedule, agendas, packets, and minutes can be found on Bristol’s Municode Meetings portal or the RI Secretary of State website. To sign-up to receive meeting alerts, click here.

To view a pdf of the 2023 Planning Board meeting schedule, click here >

Meeting details are usually made available to the public the Friday before a scheduled meeting.

Municode Meetings

Meeting Schedules | Meeting Agendas | Meeting Packets | Meeting Minutes

Looking for more information? Meeting packets can be viewed below. Please contact the Department of Community Development Office at 253-7000 ext. 147 for any questions regarding a specific agenda item.  You may also email the Department at [email protected] or [email protected]

Watch Past Meetings

Bristol Planning Board meetings can be watched conveniently on YouTube below.

Quick Resources

FEMA Flood Map

The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Code of Ordinances

The Town of Bristol provides a complete list of enacted municipal legislation through the Municode website.

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan outlines the long-term goals, policies, and implementation action items of the Town of Bristol.

Subdivision Regulations

The Subdivision Regulations establish procedural and substantive provisions for the subdivision and development of land.


Bristol’s Onboard System allows residents view the roles and responsibilities of this board, view the current members, appointment terms, and apply to available openings.


Are you interested in volunteering for one of the Town’s boards or commissions? Apply at the link below, or email the Town Clerk here.

Contact Us

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

Melanie Wolfe

Senior Clerk

Phone: (401)-253-7000 ext. 147