Departments

  1. Animal Control

    Westerly Animal Control is part of the Westerly Police Department and is responsible for enforcing Town ordinances as well as State and Federal laws pertaining to animals and animal husbandry.

  2. Animal Shelter

    Here you can find volunteer opportunities, our community spay and neuter clinic, notices.

  3. Assessment Department

    Here you can find notices, 2016 annual return form, disabled exemption applicaiton, affidavit of personal property status, assessment appeal forms, soldiers' and sailors' civil relief act form, senior citizen property exemption application, and veteran's exemption form.

  4. Building

    The Building Office is the Town's code enforcement office. Rhode Island State Building Codes exist for the protection of the health, welfare and safety of all residents. In order to ensure that no violations exist, routine, daily, on site inspections are made while work is in progress. The Building Official and staff are available to any individual who is seeking advice or answers to specific questions.

  5. Development Services

    This department oversees the zoning, planning, code enforcement, building code, and energy related services for the Town.

  6. Canvassers (Elections)

    Here you will find upcoming election information, canvassers, and related documents.

  7. Emergency Management

    Emergency Management develops, organizes, directs and coordinates the town's Emergency Management Program with the goal of saving lives and protecting property by maintaining emergency operational capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster.

  8. Engineering

    The Engineering department provides accurate and sound engineering advice and support to the Town Manager's Office, other municipal departments, boards and the Town Council. The Department provides, in most cases, in-house engineering for water, wastewater, roads, and stormwater drainage projects. The Engineering Department is the primary office responsible for compliance with drinking water and wastewater regulations. Also, the Department serves as the "Clerk of the Works" for major infrastructure improvements projects town wide which have been designed by design consultant vendors for the Town projects and facilities. It is responsible for project quality control oversight to ensure Town, State and Federal standards are met.

  9. Finance

    The Finance Department’s primary responsibilities include maintaining accounting and budget systems for the Town Government, receiving taxes and all other revenues, disbursing all expenditures/payments, issuing any authorized debts, and cash management functions.

  10. Human Resources

    o The Human Resources Department is committed to hiring, compensating, and developing the Town's workforce to ensure its ability to serve residents by strategically partnering with Town departments. We are dedicated to the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals whether resident, applicant, or employee by providing support, advice, or guidance in an ethical, courteous and timely manner.

  11. Information Technology

    The Town of Westerly Information Technology Department provides technology solutions and services utilized by general government operations. The department is responsible for hardware support, system administration, long range technology planning, software integration, website management and management of the geographic information system.

  12. Minimum Housing

  13. Municipal Court

    The Westerly Municipal Court was established by an act of the Rhode Island General Assembly enacted in 1988. On September 11, 1989 the Westerly Town Council passed an ordinance establishing a Municipal Court for Westerly.

  14. Recreation

    Visit the Westerly Recreation Department website for our activities, announcements, department information, facilities, meetings, and gallery.

  15. Planning

    Westerly's Planning Department oversees land use planning, review of major and minor development projects and subdivisions, community development activities, administration of federal and state grant programs, and other related activities. It provides staff support to a number of different local boards and commissions including the Planning Board. The department's staff includes a town planner, assistant town planner, and an administrative assistant. CDBG activities are handled through a regional Community Development Consortium. The Planning Office is located in the lower lever of Westerly Town Hall.

  16. Police Department

    Visit the State of Rhode Island Westerly Police Department website to find community notifications, internships, emergency management, child seat installations, traffic complaints, recruitment, records request, fingerprint services, private detail request, and more.

  17. Probate Court

  18. Public Works

    Here you can find the Public Works Department responsibilities and contact information.

  19. Purchasing

    View contact information for the Purchasing Department and view our list of bid requests and RFQs.

  20. Schools

    Visit the Westerly Public Schools website for information about parent registration, school calendars, district student handbooks, administration, anti-bullying task force, curriculum, district information, school committee, strategic planning, and PARCC.

  21. Transfer Station

    Read the rules and regulations for the transfer station.

  22. Tax Collection

    Find out where to send your tax bill payment, installment periods, and tax balance information and payoff.

  23. Town Clerk

    Here you will find a list of responsibilities, duties, and contact information for the Town Clerk.

  24. Town Solicitor

    Here you can view contact information for the Town Solicitor's Office.

  25. Town Manager

    The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council as the organization's Chief Administrative Officer overseeing day-to-day operations of the Westerly Town government.

  26. Utilities

    View our utility bill reminder, annual water quality report, fill out a form to change your billing address, and view an article about the department.

  27. Zoning

    The Zoning Office manages the permitting of all applications for Zoning Certificates, Sign Permits, and Commercial Parking Lots, as well as the processing of Dimensional Modifications and Zoning Board of Review Applications. We provide Staff support to the Zoning Board of Review and also assist in the registration of businesses with the Town (Certificates of Ownership). The Zoning Official's primary responsibility is the review applications for compliance with the Town's Zoning Ordinance.