Thursday, July 24, 2014        

Smithfield Land Records are now Available Online

Smithfield Land Records

Smithfield Land Records are now available online at

Select Rhode Island -> Smithfield.

Recorded Land index and images are available from January 1975 to present. Plans index and images are available from January 1871 to present. 


  • Searching and document viewing is provided as a free service. Printing and/or downloading will incur the following charges:
  • Commercial Users – Our commercial user will be charged $1.50 per page and a $50.00 per year subscription fee. To become a commercial user simply fill out the registration form and choose a Member ID and Password for future visits
  • Pay-Per Access Members/Search - For our Pay-Per Access members the charges will be $2.50 per page (no yearly charge). When printing and/or downloading pay-per access users will be prompted with a credit card form
  • Search Results - Search results may be printed for $1.50 per page with a $75.00 maximum. Please be aware of this fee before printing search results.

Compost Workshop – September 17th

Compost Workshop at LaPerche Elementary School Wednesday, September 17thGot Compost?!

Interested in starting your own compost bin, but need a little direction?

Compost Workshop at LaPerche Elementary School

Wednesday, September 17th


11 Limerock Road, Smithfield, RI

Come join us at LaPerche Elementary for a compost workshop given by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC).

Learn from the experts on how to convert food scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment right at home! You’ll be able to use your final product to improve your garden and soil, as well as, saving much needed landfill space!

Learn all the different ways to compost, how to get started, how to harvest your compost, see and hold actual samples, and you’ll even get a chance to test your knowledge in our pop quiz!

ALL participants who register and attend will receive the chance to win 1 of 4 free Earth Machine Composters ($100 retail value), which will be raffled off and given a new home at the end of the workshop.

And, guess what kids…there will be worms and snacks!

To register, please email

Smithfield Summer Track Nights

Smithfield Summer Track NightsCome join us every Thursday night at the Smithfield High School Track for a fun night for kids ages 3-12.

We’ll run the long jump, softball throw, 50m, 100m and 200m dash for each age group.
$1 per event to help cover the cost of ribbons, end of year medals, etc.

Starts Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm
(please arrive 15 minutes early if you can to sign up)

Questions? Contact Jen Belvin at

Check out our facebook page Smithfield RI Summer Track Nights

Be Healthy - Be Fit! - Family Fun - Night!

The Updated 2014 Recycling Calendar Has Been Posted

Town Beaches Are Open for the Season

Georgiaville Beach

The Smithfield Recreation Department Beach Facilities will be opening starting Friday, June 27th until Sunday, August 31st.

Greenlake Beach Note: Greenlake Beach (Slacks Pond) is closed until further notice due to staffing issues.
Days: Sunday thru Saturday (7 days a week)
Hours of operation: 10:30am to 6:30pm
map & driving directions

Georgiaville Pond Beach
Days: Sunday thru Saturday (7 days a week)
Hours of operation: 10am to 7:30pm
map & driving directions

More information on Town beaches, parking & boat passes, etc.

Detour Notice – Stillwater Road – June 23 – July 18 (approx.)

Attention Smithfield Motorists:

Bridge-Culvert rehabilitation will CLOSE a section of Stillwater Road in the Town of Smithfield, between Ridge Road and Capron Road.

The road closure is expected to start June 23, 2014 and end approximately during the week of July 14, 2014.

During this period of time only local resident access will be permissible on Stillwater Road due to the bridge closure. All other motorists are to follow the DETOUR postings on the nearby local roads.

Download / print a ,pdf flyer of this information

For questions or inquiries, please contact the Smithfield Town Engineer at 401-233-2014.


Central Landfill Tour for Smithfield Residents – Tuesday, August 26th

“Mr.” SMITHFIELD goes to the landfill!

Have you ever wondered what happens to trash and recyclables when they leave the curb? Come visit the Central Landfill in Johnston and see for yourself! Tour scheduled for Smithfield residents on Tuesday, August 26th at 11:30amemail now to reserve your spot!

We will visit the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for an up-close look at how your recyclables are sorted and made ready for market. You will also be able to ask questions about what to do with your materials, how they can be reused and recycled into other products! The tour meets in Johnston at The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at 65 Shun Pike.  map & directions

If you can’t make it, check out the video! A Virtual Tour of The MRF at RIRRC

Household Hazardous Waste Event a Success

Household Hazardous Waste EventThe Annual Household Hazardous Waste Event held on March 22nd was a great success!

The Town of Smithfield disposed of 15,585 pounds of household hazardous waste (HHW), included in that number was 22 pounds of Mercury! All of these materials were disposed of properly and kept out of our landfill.

For more information and a listing of other HHW events in Rhode Island, please visit

See more photos on our Facebook page: – no Facebook account needed

The IRS Warns of Fake Emails and Phone Calls

Beware of Fake IRS Emails and Phone Calls

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.

Scammers often send an email or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money. Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer. But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or email.

If you get this type of ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice:

  • Don’t reply to the message.
  • Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
  • Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
  • Forward the email to Then delete it.

If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:

  • Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
  • If you think you may owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you.
  • If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident.
  • You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your complaint.

Be alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS will not initiate contact with you through social media or text to ask for your personal or financial information.

Poll Workers Needed

Smithfield Voter InformationPoll Workers Needed For The Primary and General Elections 

The Smithfield Board of Canvassers is seeking Poll Workers for the following upcoming elections for the year 2014 

Primary Election:  September 9, 2014

General Election:  November 4, 2014 

Polling places are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  If you are available to work and are currently a registered voter in the Town of Smithfield, please call the Board of Canvassers at 233-1000 Ext. 114. 

Poll Worker Application Form (.pdf)

Poll Worker Information from the RI Board of Elections

You can download voter registration forms through the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s website. Mail the form to the Smithfield Board of Canvasser’s Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. 02917.  You can also visit the Town Clerk’s Office during our regular business hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday and register to vote. 

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