Town of Charlestown Rhode Island Wind Ordinance

The following ordinance was passed on November 14, 2011 and is a part of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.

Click to read Wind Energy Ordinance

The wind section begins halfway down the first page at number (4) and ends part way down the last page. This is an excerpt of part of the Zoning Ordinance.

This and other sections of the Zoning Ordinance can be found at the Town’s website.


Ruth Platner and George Tremblay, who were members of the subcommittee that wrote the ordinance, wrote a letter describing the ordinance that was published in local newspapers before the hearing in November 2011. Click to read this November 2011 letter.