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Due to health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in RI, the CRMC has made the decision to cancel the March 24, 2020 regularly scheduled Council meeting. Our next semi-monthly meeting is currently scheduled for April 14, 2020, but please check our web site and our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter for updates as we learn more about the spread of the virus, as we continue to evaluate how best to accommodate future meetings.

Given the Governor’s request for social isolation, if you can avoid coming into CRMC offices, that would be best. Please call us ((401) 783-3370 or email us ( and we will help you.

CRMC staff are prepared and able to conduct business via phone/conference calls, email, and virtual meetings, as well as continue field work and enforcement as needed. We will continue to process applications as normal, with remote technology. Enforcement is on-call along with the rest of staff, so if you see something, please contact us as you normally would. Complaints can be phoned into our main number or emailed to our main account (see above). Our enforcement staff will continue to respond to complaints and monitor for CRMC assent compliance during this time.

Documentation should be emailed or sent through the US Postal Service, unless different arrangements have been made with specific staff members. Information on our Sand Trail Passes (formerly Beach Vehicle Permits) can be found here - Please email us your documentation if you’d like to purchase a pass and we will work with you to schedule a time to bring your vehicle to CRMC for sticker application and fee submittal. For information on the status of an application, please refer to our online database -

Please note that the state Building Facilities Division has locked all doors into the Government Center. CRMC offices remain open even though other offices within the Stedman building (DMV and DHS) are closed. If you must come to the office, please use the building’s front entrance and call our main number and we will let you in. Thank you for your cooperation.

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, CRMC staff will at times be working remotely, so please refer to the methods above for reaching staff as needed. During this time, the CRMC remains committed to meeting the needs of our constituents, applicants, project partners, consultants, and other stakeholders. Thank you.

As of 7/29/19, the CRMC will be using its Coastal Hazard Application Worksheet for applicable submitted projects as required by currently effective regulations in the Red Book in Section 1.1.6(I). Please click here for information on the list of projects requiring this worksheet, as well as the worksheet and online viewer.

CRMC launches coastal hazard application worksheet

CRMC in the News
Current Proposed Policies/Regulations

Proposed changes to the Coastal Resources Management Program a.k.a Red Book (PDF)

Public Notice 2/11/20 (PDF)

  • Public Hearing 2/25/20
  • Public comment period ends on 3/13/20

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Suite 116, 4808 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, RI 02879-1900
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