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Foster Town Hall
181 Howard Hill Road
Foster, RI  02825

Phone: 401-392-9200

Fax: 401-702-5010

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Fridays



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Welcome to Foster, Rhode Island

Foster Town Hall.  Photo copyright 2008 John Lewis.The purpose of this website is to provide the residents of Foster, persons interested in conducting business in, and visitors to the Town of Foster, Rhode Island, with general information about the operation of the Town.

This website also provides a variety of links to public websites that will help you find information about organizations in Rhode Island that interact with the Town.

If you can't find the information you are looking for on this website, please contact the Foster Town Hall at (401) 392-9200 during business hours.


JULY 12, 2016

The Town of Foster will be considering A PROPOSED NEW TAX STABILIZATION ORDINANCE FOR BUSINESSES, AND PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SENIOR AND DISABLED TAX FREEZE, at a Special Financial Town Meeting held at 7:00 p.m. at the South Foster
Fire Station Hall, 5 Mt. Hygeia Road, on Tuesday,
July 12, 2016.



The Town of Foster is holding a contest to choose signs welcoming people to our town, to be placed at our Town’s borders. We are asking residents to create the signs and to submit them to be voted on during Foster Old Home Days, on July 29-31.

Click here for submission instructions and further information.


Request for Auditing and Agreed-Upon Procedures Services

The Town Council of the Town of Foster is soliciting bids for an independent audit of the books, accounts and other evidence of financial transactions of the Town for three fiscal years ending June 30, 2016, June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

The Foster School Department implemented the Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA).  The auditors engaged to perform the annual audit of the School Department shall also be engaged to report on their tests of compliance with the School UCOA requirements in an agreed-upon procedures compliance attestation format.

Specifications may be obtained on the Town of Foster web site or at the Finance Department, Town Hall, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, Rhode Island.

Sealed bids are to be submitted to the Foster Town Clerk, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825 by June 21. 2016 at 3PM and will be opened at that time in the Treasurer/Finance Office.  The contract will be awarded at the June 23. 2016 Town Council Meetin.

Bids are to be sealed and identified as "Audit and Agreed-Upon Procedures Bids" on the outside of the envelope.

The Town Council reserves the right to reject any bidder if it deems that it does not possess the personnel, experience and other resources to complete the audit and agreed-upon procedures in accordance with the specifications herein.

Click here for specifications.

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CDBG 2016
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program

Click Here for Application and Review Details


Click here for

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an Emergency Communications Network (ECN)
which will allow you to be included in a database of
people and/or businesses who will be notified by
voice message, email, or text of any severe weather
warnings, emergency situations, or natural disasters.

Tax Assessor's Notice 2016
please click here



If you are considering, or are required to have, a Class 1
boundary survey of your property, please click here.


Burn Permits
will no longer be issued from the Town Hall.
Please click here for instructions.


For the most up-to-date information on storm closings
and delays, please click here.


For questions regarding Refuse and Recycling Pick-up,
please call Rambone Disposal at (401) 946-1360.


  • Public Registry - if you would like to be placed on our public registry list to be notified of any changes in our local subdivision regulations or zoning ordinances, please contact Jane Christopher, Town Clerk at
  • DOG LICENSE RENEWALS 2015 - All dogs in the Town of Foster must be licensed every year.
    Dog Licenses expire in April. Every dog must have a current rabies certificate to be registered. Registration is $8.00 per dog, cash or check, no credit cards. Licenses may also be purchased by mail or at the Town Hall. Click here for form.
  • Recycling Schedule for the Town of Foster available for download here. (courtesy of the Foster Home Journal)
  • Please note that recycling bins are free ONLY if you bring in the old ones. If the old ones cannot be provided, there will be a charge: New bins will be $5.00. "Extra Recycling" stickers to place on any receptacle are always free of charge.
  • Did you know that you can pay your taxes online with a debit or credit card?  Just visit In order to pay your taxes online, you will need your account number and pin number located on the top right hand side of your tax bill.


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Foster Town Hall • 181 Howard Hill Road • Foster, RI  02825
Phone: 401-392-9200 • Fax: 401-702-5010

Hours: Monday - Thursday • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Closed Fridays

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