The Town is a municipal corporation operating under a home rule charter supporting a Council/Manager form of government. The Town Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Town, responsible for the operating departments and appointed officials of the Town government.
The Town Clerk coordinates the business agenda of the Town Council and maintains permanent records of the Council. The Clerk records, indexes and maintains land evidence records, issues marriage and other licenses and permits, provides certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates, coordinates the election process with the Board of Canvassers and manages the official notice boards for Town government.
The Town Clerk is the clerk to the Probate Court, which is responsible for matters of decedents estates, guardianships and name changes.
The Finance Department is comprised of the Treasurer's Office, Tax Collector's Office, Assesment Office and Information Services Division. Investing funds, accounting and internal auditing of money and accounts of the municipal, school and sewer departments are core responsibilities. Purchasing, including coordination of formal procurement processes, is handled by this department.
The primary mission of the assessor's office is to produce and certify an accurate and timely tax roll on an annual basis. To identify, list and estimate the market value of all residential, commercial, industrial real estate, business tangible property and all registered motor vehicles within the town in a manner prescribed by law. To provide easy and convenient access to all public records within our care and maintain an easy and accessible means of appeal or correction of inaccurate assessments and information. Establish and administer programs for personal exemptions as allowed under State law and Town ordinance. To submit calculations, forecasts, and other reports to the Town Manager, Town Council and the State of Rhode Island as required.
The Planning Department is responsible to guide and oversee land-use, development and growth throughout the Town. Zoning and land use standards are developed by the Planning Department for implementation by the Planning Board and Town Council. Subdivisions of land, residential housing and commercial building projects are coordinated and regulated by the Planning Department.
The Planning Department is the first point of contact for the Town's economic development and redevelopment programs and projects. Coordination of new business opportunities, growth and associated activities in the Town's industrial parks and redevelopment districts are the responsibility of the Town Planner & Economic Development Coordinator.
The Building Department is responsible to enforce the State and Local Building Codes and to ensure that building activities throughout the Town are in compliance with zoning laws and standards. Building, plumbing, electrical and other permits are issued through the Building Official's office.
The mission of the Parks & Recreation Department is to provide active and passive recreational areas and activities to meet the needs of all segments of the Burrillville Community.
The Mission of the Burrillville Extended Care Division of the Parks & Recreation Department is to provide a progressive child care program for Burrillville residents that is safe, reliable, convenient and affordable for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
"Together We Can Make a Difference" is the Police Department's mission while fulfilling its primary responsibility to protect and serve our community. The Department actively promotes community policing and service programs to better relate and respond to the needs of our citizens.
The Emergency Management Agency is dedicated to providing safety to residents of Burrillville, taking an all-hazards approach to disasters and emergencies and is primarely concerned with the four basic phases of this approach, which are mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. To accomplish its many goals, The Burrillville EMA seeks to partner with the individuals and organizations of our town. Those residents or agencies interested in learning how to help themselves, their families or the community in general should contact our office.
Links to the "Useful Links" page, which contains links to various fire department pages.
Links to the "Useful Links" page, which contains links to various library pages.
Links to the "Useful Links" page, which contains links to various water district pages.
The primary responsibility of the Animal Control Department is to ensure public safety pertaining to animal control and to return stray animals to their owners. The webpage provides contact information, hours of operation, and other departmental data as well advertising of animals available for adoption.
Information regarding senior citizen transportation and permits.
What residents need to know about refuse and recycling collections and recyclable materials.
The Mission of the Information Systems Department is to assist all areas of Municipal Government as well as the Waste Water Commission with matters relating to technology and telecommunications. Additionally, the Department assists the School Department Administration with the use of the Munis Financial software applications.
Information about the Sewer Commission and the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The deparment is comprised of a community of approximately 2,750 students, 235 faculty