Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review has authority over issuing use variances, special-use permits and special conditions. Additionally, the Board hears administrative appeals and appeals of Planning Board/Historic District Commission decisions.

Meeting Information

The Zoning Board of Review 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.

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

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

Meeting Packets

Meeting packets are available below by clicking on the meeting date. Meeting packets may include meeting agendas, previous meeting minutes, and supporting documentation of each agenda item. 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]

Zoning Board Application
Zoning Board Instructions
Code of Ordinances


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Contact Us

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

Edward Tanner

Zoning Enforcement Officer

Phone: (401)-253-7000 ext. 128