Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Review processes all applications for Zoning Variances, Zoning Appeals and Special Use Permits, in compliance with the City's Zoning Ordinances


There are two types of zoning forms, and each serves a different purpose:

  1. The Zoning Determination form is to request information about the current zoning of the property. There is a $50 fee associated with this form. This form does not alter the zoning or require going before the Zoning Board.
  2. The Zoning Application is the form one must fill out to get a Zoning Variance, a Special Use Permit, or make other alterations to the current zoning. There is a $50 fee plus the cost of advertising and postage* , and you must appear before the Zoning Board. (*Fees will be determined by Planning Department staff)


Zoning Map 

The Current Zoning Map for the City of Central Falls can be found by clicking here. 


Zoning Check

To allow for easier access and understanding of zoning in Central Falls, the city has paired with ZoningCheck, an online source that provides information about zoning and what types of businesses are permitted in different plots without a applying for a Zoning Alteration or variance. To access this tool click here.

  • Please Note:  ZoningCheck is only a useful tool, and the Department of Code Enforcement still needs a formal Zoning Determination Letter if you wish to open a business
  • This tool might have difficulty if you use internet explorer. If you have problems viewing the map, try using a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox.



The Zoning Board meets every third Wednesday in the Council Chambers in City Hall, 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI. and requires 15 days at a minimum to publicize a hearing.  


Meeting Records

August 15, 2018



July 18, 2018



June 20, 2018


May 1, 2018


December 20, 2017


September 20, 2017


August 16, 2017


May 17, 2017


April 19, 2017


March 15, 2017


February 15, 2017


January 18, 2017


October 19, 2016


August 17, 2016

July 20, 2016

 May 18, 2016


 February 17, 2016


December 16, 2015


November 18, 2015


August 19, 2015


July 1, 2015

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