Thursday, May 28, 2020        

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 1-4-2020)

Proposed Town Ordinances & Amendments: 

  • None

Proposed Zoning Amendments:

  • None

Newest Town Ordinances & Amendments:

YEARS:  201820192020

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 2020

2020-05 – Section 2.14 of the Smithfield Town Charter declaring the existence of an emergency posed by the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19. Notice of Emergency Ordinance: Notice is hereby given that the Smithfield Town Council, pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section C-2.14 of the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Smithfield, has adopted the following Emergency Ordinance. Adopted: This emergency ordinance became effective upon passage on May 19, 2020 and will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless earlier repealed by the Smithfield Town Council.

2020-04 Town of Smithfield Emergency Ordinance  Section 1. Chapter 23 Of The Smithfield Code Of Ordinances Entitled “Civil Defense” Is Hereby Amended By Adding Thereto Sections 23-2 -23.2-9 Entitled “ State Of Emergency Resulting From Novel Coronavirus Known As COVID-19”

2020-03 Chapter 103 entitled “Smithfield Youth Council” an amendment to Part I of the Smithfield Code of Ordinances entitled Administrative Legislation by adding thereto.

2020-02 Section 1. Chapter 126 of the Code of Ordinances entitled “Animals” is hereby amended by adding thereto Article IX entitled “ Retail Sales of Dogs and Cats”. 

2020-01 Chapter 345 –Article I ,Smithfield Code of Ordinances Entitled “Water Improvement Bonds” is hereby amended by adding thereto Section 345-2 Entitled “Water Infrastructure Improvements” Authorizing the Borrowing of up to $3,000,000 for the purpose of financing Improvements to the Town Drinking Water System and Authorizing the Issuance of Limited Obligation Notes or Bonds for Such Purposes.

Ordinance Amending Section 4.3 And 4.4 L of The Town of Smithfield Zoning Ordinance Entitled “Use Regulations” And “Medical Marijuana.”

Year 2019

2019-06 Chapter 303 Solid Waste Ordinance Amendment. Adopted on 11/19/2019

2019-05 Proposed Ordinance Chapter 237 – Entitled “Mobile Food Establishments” 

2019-04 Chapter 186-“Entertainment, Shows and Special Events” Ordinance Amendment 

2019-03 Chapter 54 Economic Development Commission Ordinance AmendmentAmendments to Chapter 54 Economic Development Commission: The proposed Ordinance Amendments are as follows: 54-3 Membership; term, 54.5 Organization, 54-7 Powers and duties.

2019-02 325-14 Easement Conveyance: In accordance with Home Rule Charter §2.12(5), the Town Council hereby authorizes the conveyance to William R Hickey of a certain utility and driveway easement on Tax Assessors Plat 44, Lot 70.

2019-01 Corrective Conveyance to A. G. Realty Incorporated– Ordinance Chapter 325-13.

Year 2018

2018-05 Tax Stabilization Agreement Rubius Therapeutics – Tax Agreement with Rubius Therapeutics.

2018-04 Ordinance Amendment Article II – Building Permits – Fee changes

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.



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