Office of the Town Administrator

The Town Administrator is the chief executive officer of the town, head of the administrative branch of town government and ceremonial head of the town. The Town Administrator serves a term of two years, with the next election scheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.

Location: Bristol Town Hall (10 Court Street Bristol, RI 02809) on the left side after entering.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (with the exception of holidays).

General Questions

General Questions for the Office of the Town Administrator can be directed to Carol Mello, Administrative Assistant at or by calling Town Hall at 401-253-7000 during normal business hours.

Town Tree Inspections

The Town Administrator's office coordinates town tree inspection activities including trimming, pruning, and removal.

  • Tree Warden: Steve Saracino

To submit a tree inspection request, please click here.

To request a town tree removal (at the resident's expense), please click here.

Concerts on the Commons

The Town of Bristol is proud to offer a summer concert series on the Town Commons. 

To register as a performer for Concerts on the Commons, please contact Carol Mello, the Administrative Assistant at

To view the community events schedule, please click here.

The Administrator's Table

The Administrator's Table is a new public access show through PEG RI-TV. Each month, Town Administrator Steven Contente sits down with a Department Head to discuss ongoing projects throughout Bristol. Past episodes can be found conveniently below.