Contact Us

Mailing Address

RI DEM
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908

Telephone Numbers

General Information: 401-222-4700

After Hours Emergencies: 401-222-3070

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Relay Service: 711

Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Boating Office closes at 3:30 p.m.

Questions & Complaint Contact Information

General Information: 401-222-4700

After Hours Emergencies: 401-222-3070

Bay Line - Report Issues Related to Narragansett BayView current status or listen to recorded Status Information 222-8888

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Relay Service: 711

PLEASE NOTE

Complaints are public records and information you forward to the DEM's Office of Compliance & Inspection (OC&I) will be available for public review UNLESS you advise us that you wish to remain anonymous, in which case the OC&I will not include any of your contact information (including your email address) in their complaint database.

COMPLAINT TYPE OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER
Air
Odors, emissions, exterior lead paint removal, burning, fugitive dust

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
Animal Health
Farm Animals, Dog Pounds, Boarding Kennels, Pet Shops

222-2781

After hours emergency: 222-3070
Bike Paths
(Blackstone and East Bay)

Operation and Maintenance
DOT Bike Path Comment Webpage
Law Enforcement

667-6200

dem.riparks@dem.ri.gov

(24 hours) 222-3070
Boating

222-3070

(24 hours)
Dam Safety

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
Dredging (Providence River)

978-318-8375 or
978-318-8223

Dumping
Improper dumping or disposing of solid waste

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
Emergency Response 
Oil spills related to accidents, facility spills, homeowner spills, above ground storage tanks

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
Fishing & Shellfishing
Program issues

Enforcement issues
Saltwater: 423-1923
Freshwater: 789-0281

222-3070 (24/hours)
Hazardous Waste
Improper disposal of any hazardous waste (oil, paint, fluorescent light components), EPA Identification Numbers

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
Hunting
Enforcement issues

222-3070

(24/hours)
Hunting/Fishing Licenses & Boat Registrations
Questions

222-6647

Hunter Education
Programing Issues Questions/ Duplicate Hunter Safety Cards
Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Office:

539-0019

Blue Cards
Questions/Status Information
Blue Card Info
Fish and Wildlife

789-0281

DEM.DFW@dem.ri.gov
Mosquitoes
West Nile Virus, EEE
Pesticides
Lawn company or lawn application complaints
Agriculture

222-2781

After hours emergency: 222-3070
Pet Stores Agriculture

222-2781

After hours emergency: 222-3070
Produce Safety Questions/Complaints Agriculture DEM.Produce@dem.ri.gov
State Facilities
Compliance issues associated with state facilities
Department of Administration

222-5093

Tom Wright
State Park Complaints
(Only if Law Enforcement Officers need to respond)
Law Enforcement

222-3070

(24/hours)
RI State Park (specific)

Park complaints (general)
Contact RI State Park Regional Park Office directly

Parks & Recreation Headquarters

667-6200

dem.riparks@dem.ri.gov
Underground Storage Tanks
also leaking underground storage tanks
Waste Management/UST Section

222-1360

After hours emergency: 222-3070
Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment Facilities
Municipal wastewater facilities and collection system bypasses or failures
Water Resources/
Operations & Maintenance

222-6820

After hours emergency: 222-3070
Water Pollution
Septic systems, surface water and coastal waters
Compliance & Inspection

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
DEM website questions DEM Public Affairs Office Emily Lynch
Wetlands
Swamps, marshes, bogs, ponds, rivers, streams, lakes, floodplains, riverbanks and dams
Compliance & Inspection

222-1360

Report environmental complaint via email
After hours emergency: 222-3070
Wild Animal Complaints
Behavior concerns
Response needed

Fish and Wildlife
Law Enforcement

789-0281

222-3070 (24/hours)
Rabies various check Rabies Contacts page
Still don't know who to call? Try our --- Office of Technical &
Customer Assistance

222-4700

Have complaints about DEM? Contact DEM's Office of
Technical & Customer Assistance
Have feedback specific to RI Environmental Police and DEM Division of Law Enforcement staff? Division of Law Enforcement Feedback Form:
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