Lincoln’s Planning Department is a dynamic office that strives to preserve and protect the town's historic past and unique character, and be proactive in guiding future land use decisions by following the vision set out in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. It works to find the balance between new residential and commercial development while preserving the historic past of the community. The role of the Town Planner is to take into account the views of a wide range of interested public and private groups while the town works to improve the overall welfare of our residents and their community. The town’s Planning Department works with a wide variety of town departments and state agencies to accomplish this vision.

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The Town Planner serves as the Administrative Officer to the Planning Board. The Planning Board ensures that all new residential and commercial development meets or exceeds the Town’s and state’s development standards.

See the links in the sections below to view the plans that help guide quality growth and development that promotes the Town's values and goals.

  • Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (Coming Soon)

Community Programs

  • Enterprise Zone Program - Located within the southern portion of town, the Saylesville Mill Complex and surrounding area is part of the Moshassuck Valley Enterprise Zone. The Rhode Island Enterprise Zone Program offers State tax credits, which can be used by qualified enterprise zone businesses to reduce their corporate income tax liability. Tax credits are earned by creating full-time jobs for Rhode Island residents. New England Economic Development Services, Inc. is the local point of contact for management for the Town. Eligibility for participation in the program should be confirmed with New England Economic Development Services, Inc.
  • Housing Rehabilitation Assistance - Program, state description

General Information

Comprehensive Plan

General Subdivision Information

Land Development and Subdivision Regulations

Administrative Subdivisions

Major Subdivisions

Minor Subdivisions