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State Rules and Regulations

In 2018, the Department of State launched the Rhode Island Code of Regulations, an online, uniform code of all proposed and final regulations filed by state agencies, boards and commissions under the state's Administrative Procedures Act. It represents a comprehensive effort to make government - and government processes - more transparent, accessible, and efficient.

Visit Rhode Island Code of Regulations

About the RICR

Learn more about the rulemaking process and find answers to frequently asked questions.


Subscribe to email notifications about changes to rules.

Building and Fire Codes

Find links to the Rhode Island Building Code and Fire Code amendments.

Additional Resources

Formatting and Filing Manual

Download the Formatting and Filing Manual published by the Department of State's Administrative Records Office.

RICR Template

Download a Word Document containing all of the required RICR styles.

File a Rule

Access the agency log-in page to file rules in the RICR.