Wednesday, December 12, 2018        

Town Ordinances & Town Charter

 New Town Ordinances • Proposed Town Ordinances

The Town of Smithfield Town Ordinances and Town Charter are available online through our vendor, General Code, at the following link: 

Smithfield Town Ordinances and Smithfield Town Charter online

The following documents are available in .pdf format by clicking the respective link:

Town of Smithfield – Town Charter  (updated online 12-18-2014)

Town of Smithfield – Zoning Ordinance    (updated online 12-6-2018)

Proposed Town Ordinances & Amendments: 

Proposed Zoning Amendments:

Comprehensive Plan Amendments:

  • Public Hearing on April 3, 2018. Amendments are proposed in the Land Use and Housing chapters of the plan that involve changing the responsibility for review of Comprehensive Permit Applications from the Zoning Board of Review to the Planning Board.

Newest Town Ordinances & Amendments:

YEARS:  2016 – 20172018

Ordinances are effective thirty (30) days after adoption.

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Smithfield, pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section C-2.13 (b) of the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Smithfield, has adopted the following Ordinances and/or Ordinance Amendments:

Year 2018

2018-03 – Article IV: Comprehensive Permits – Chapter 68: Officers and Employees, Duties of Article IV Comprehensive Permits 68-5 Authority to act on applications; limits; consideration of applications: amended to change the Local Review Board from the Zoning Board to the Planning Board. Adopted 4/3/2018

2018-02 – Sewer Use Rules & Regulations – A361-37 Connections to the system required. A361-43 – General Discharge Prohibitions – The proposed changes alter discharge limits for significant industrial users. Advertised in the VB on March 22nd and March 29th. Public Hearing held on April 3, 2018 TC meeting. Approved on 4/3/2018.

2018-01 Ordinance Amendment Chapter 193-13 Fees : This Ordinance would amend the fees for printed copies of public records; including, but not limited to, property record cards; maps and GIS fees. Public hearing held on February 20, 2018. APPROVED ON 2/20/2018.

Year 2017

2017-07 Smithfield Water Supply Board Advisory Commission, Chapter 55 – . This Ordinance would establish The Smithfield Water Supply Board Advisory Commission. Passed on 10-3-2017.

2017-06 Corrective Conveyance to Alexander Tavakalian– Ordinance , Chapter 325-12. Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. 

2017-05 – Chapter 321 – Taxation Article IV. Historic Stone Wall Exemption. Chapter 321-13 – 321-13 Exemption granted; amount; specifications.  Public Hearing on June 20, 2017.  Approved at the June 20, 2017 TC meeting. 

2017-04 – Chapter 49 – Sports Advisory Commission – Public Hearing on May 16, 2017.  Approved at the May 16, 2017 TC meeting. 

2017-03 – Ordinance Amendment – Historic Preservation Commission. – Public Hearing on April 18, 2017. Advertised in the Valley Breeze on April 6th and April 13th.  Approved at the April 18, 2017 TC Meeting. 

2017-02 Chapter 325-11 Conveyance to Alexander Tavakalian- Ordinance – Public Hearing scheduled for April 4, 2017.  Approved at the April 4, 2017 TC Meeting.

2017-01 Chapter 73 – Comprehensive Community Plan. Public hearing held on January 17, 2017 and approved at the January 17, 2017 TC meeting.  

Year 2016

2016-04 Dog Park Ordinance – 2016-04 – Chapter 126 – “Animals” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section entitled “Article VIII Smithfield Dog Park”. Adopted 7/12/2016.

2016-03 Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Ordinance Amendment.

2016-02 – Chapter 68 Officers and Employees, Duties of, Article III Public Assistance, Section 68-4.  Ordinance amendment. 

2016-01 – Chapter 248–Financial Review Commission Section 48-5 Duties and Purposes Amended ordinance.


To view full-text of new ordinances and ordinance amendments, please visit the Town Clerk’s Office or click the linked titles above – documents are in .pdf format.

By order of the Town Council:   Carol A. Aquilante, Town Clerk

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