The Department of Inspection and Standards’ mission is to promote public safety and to be part of the economic development of Providence.
We have a professional staff to assist constituents through our building permitting process, building code changes, city ordinances and zoning requirements, from small renovations to complex real estate projects. We are tasked with day-to-day code enforcement, as well as responding to emergency cases like fires, accidents, and unsafe and dangerous structures. Our staff also responds to complaints from constituents to investigate potential violations, and well as unsafe conditions.
***** Please note that there may be slight delays in carrying out these operations due to reduced staffing or helping address pandemic-related issues. Please call 3-1-1 or 401-421-2489****
Joseph M. Atchue