News and Press

All News

More Tweets

State Beach Season Passes
Air Pollution Control Preconstruction Permits
Air Pollution Control Operating Permits
Freshwater Wetlands
OWTS (Septic) Permitting
OWTS (Septic) Licensing
Stormwater Permitting Info
All Other Water Permits
Aboveground Storage Tank Registration
Underground Storage Tanks
Permitted Waste Transporters
Online Hunting/Fishing/Boating
Rec Freshwater Fishing Licenses
Rec Saltwater Fishing Licenses
Marine Fisheries License Renewals
Shellfish Harvester Certification
Boat Registration Renewal
Berthing & Land Management Customer Portal
Online Renewals/Fee Payments
Agriculture Product Permit Renewals
RIPDES Permit Annual Fee Payment Service
Hazardous Waste Transporter Permit Renewals
Medical Waste Generator Registration
UST Registration Renewal
Marine Fisheries License Renewals
Dental Amalgam Containing Mercury Waste Recycling Annual Report Form
Online Permit Searches
OWTS (Septic) Permits
Wetlands Permits
Water Quality Certifications / Stormwater Permits
Multi-Sector General Permits
Non-Contact Cooling Water Permits
Remediation General Permits
Other Resources
Application Forms
Permit Application Center
Request a File Review
Rules and Regulations
Planning & Development
  • Beach Pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park
    Completed in May 2017, the pavilion features all new concessions, comfort facilities, and an expanded nature center.
  • North Pier at Fort Adams State Park
    DEM’s new fixed North Pier at Fort Adams State Park enabled the Fort to host the extremely successful 2015 Volvo Ocean Race and to welcome Volvo back in 2018.
  • Snapshot of DEM projects for FY 2016
    View the Division of Planning & Development’s Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2016, as outlined in our Annual Report.
  • Galilee Boat Ramp Improvements
    The newly reconstructed Galilee boat ramp opened in the summer of 2014 and is now universally accessible and features a double-lane system and added floats for increased efficiency and ease of use.

Quonnie Resiliency Project Feedback:

  • GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. was recently contracted to design and present coastal resiliency strategies for the popular boating and fishing access site in Charlestown. A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Coastal Resiliency Fund is providing funding for this work, along with state funds from saltwater fishing license receipts.
  • The public was invited to participate in an information session on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6PM regarding coastal resiliency at Quonochontaug Breachway:
  • Quonnie Resiliency Project Feedback Meeting Recording
    Access Passcode: mwy73$p4
  • Quonnie Resiliency Project Feedback Meeting Slides
  • Please provide your feedback via e-mail to by November 30, 2021.


  • Design and build award winning State Park & Management Area Facilities including boat ramps, beach pavilions, bike paths, fish ladders and more;
  • Oversee Grant Programs distributing State & Federal dollars to Municipalities and NGO's for local park development & land conservation work; and
  • Acquire land or easements to expand our park system, conserve wildlife habitat and protect farmland for the benefit of future generations;
  • Manage the DEM's Geographic Information System. Our work includes processing and analysis of spatial environmental data, and the production of conventional and digital cartographic products
Planning & Development
Megan DiPrete, Chief
235 Promenade St., Room 320
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4700 ext. 2774316
Fax: 401-222-2591