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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.


DHS is collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.  Traditional Thanksgiving dinner items (stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, box potatoes, olives/pickles, pie filling and crust, muffin/quick bread mixes, veggies, etc) are needed.  Please make donations by November 7th so there is time to put the baskets together for pickup starting the 15th. There are donation bins around Foster at the libraries, post office and town hall. Keeping the 'thanks' in Thanksgiving.




Emergency mail ballot period - October 19th -November 7th. (Registered voters may vote at Town Hall if they will not be available to vote at the polls on November 8.)

November 8th polling locations:

Precinct 1201 - Captain Isaac Paine School, 160 Foster Center Road
Precinct 1202 - Woody Lowden Recreation Center, 16 Howard Hill Road

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Reminder: State Law now requires a Valid ID be shown before anyone can vote.

click here for link to ballot for precinct 1201

click here for link to ballot for precinct 1202

(Ballots differ only by the precinct number in the top right corner)



click here to view Charter Changes as they will appear on ballot

click here to view Charter Change comparisons from existing to new

click here to view upcoming flyer to be distributed in the November Foster Home Journal


See the Conservation Commission page for
information on controlling Gypsy Moths.



CDBG 2016
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program

Click Here for Application and Review Details


Click here for

Code Red logo

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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