Notice is given pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 45-24-53 that a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island on November 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the proposed ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance as summarized below:

Title: An ordinance relative to amendment of Appendix A, the Warwick zoning ordinance of the City of Warwick to define, establish and classify districts, create administrative procedures for short-term rental use of residential dwelling units, and provide supplementary regulations for the shot-term rental of dwelling units (PCO-4-22)

Applicant:  City of Warwick

Location: City Wide

Zoning Districts: A-40, A-15, A-10, A-7, and Village District

 Amended Sections: Section 200. - Definitions
Section 302. - Table 1.  Use Regulations
New Section 510. – Regulation of short-term rental of dwelling units.   

Reason for Change:   The Warwick City Council desires to amend various sections of the City’s Zoning Ordinance as outlined herein to create a standard process for the regulation of short-term rental properties.    

Amendments:  In general, the proposed zoning ordinance amendment will:  Provide specific definitions related to short term rentals; Amend Table 1. Use Regulations to define which zoning districts short term rentals may either be allowed or prohibited; establish a general procedure and submittal requirements for short term rentals, property requirements, parking requirements, and reporting.

A complete copy of the proposed amendment may be examined at the City of Warwick web-page and/or copied, at cost, in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Warwick, Rhode Island any Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.  The proposed ordinance may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing.  Any alteration or amendment will be presented for comment in the course of the hearing.

All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present at that time and place to be heard thereon.  Individuals requesting interpreter service for the hearing impaired must notify the office of the City Clerk at 738-2006, 72 hours in advance of the hearing date.

Any party, person (s) or entity interested in registering for electronic notice for proposed zoning amendments and/or amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Maps, and/or the City’s Development Review Regulations governing Subdivision, Land Development and Development Plan Review should contact the City’s Planning Department at 401-738-2009 or at

Lynn D’Abrosca, City Clerk


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