These statutes authorize and establish requirements around Rhode Island’s local comprehensive planning. Rhode Island also has statewide planning powers that enable the state to make long-term decisions regarding land use, economic development, and other sectors in which the state maintains an active interest.
Rhode Island Comprehensive Land Use Planning Statutes
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Land Use Planning
45 R.I. Gen. Laws § 22.2 (2019). 42 R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-10 (2019).