Land Use Information
Providence City Land Use Code is comprised of Providence City Code Title 10 Zoning Regulations and Title 11 Subdivision Regulations.
The purposes of these land use codes are to:
- protect and promote the health, safety, order, prosperity, and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of the City. This includes the regulations on the height and size of buildings and other structures, percentage of lot that may be occupied, size of yards, courts, and other open spaces, density of population, and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes, and the landscaping thereof; and
- promote an adequate and efficient street and road system, to prevent congestion on streets and promote traffic safety, to secure desirable public space, to ensure proper distribution of population, to provide for adequate utilities and public improvements, to provide for orderly growth and to improve the health, safety and general welfare of the people.
To assist with the land use process, please submit the required application from our Maps and Forms page.
Providence City Code Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 6 Use Regulations contains the Use Chart. To use the chart, find your area on the Zoning Map, the Zone abbreviations are listed across the top row of the chart. Look down the column for the uses in that zone.
Providence City Code Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 8 Area Regulations contains the Space Requirement Chart. To use the chart, find your area on the Zoning Map, the Zone abbreviations are listed across the top row of the chart. Look down the column for the requirements in that zone.