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Providence Public Nuisance City Ordinance

​​​​​​​​​​​Public nuisance exists at any property where:

  • ​Five or more people are gathered.
  • Any illegal activity is taking place (i.e. under-age consumption of alcohol, charging for alcohol, selling alcohol, drinking on public streets etc.)
  • The activity creates a substantial disturbance to a significant portion of the neighborhood.

Public Nuisance Consequences

  • Notice is posted for 6 months and the Notice is mailed to owner of property.
  • Police may issue a $500 fine to be paid individually by the owner, tenants, and/or attendees. 
Off-Campus Hotline
Phone: 401.865.2420
In an emergency, call Public Safety at 401.865.2222 or the Providence Police (911).​