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Rhode Island State Building & Fire Code Regulations

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(Updated 22 February 2022)

Below are links to the Rhode Island Building Code Rules, Fire Safety Code Rules, and Occupational Safety Rules on file with the Rhode Island Department of State.

Regulations Promulgated by the Building Code Commission

If you have questions regarding the content of the following Rhode Island Rules, please contact the Building Code Commission at (401) 921-1590.

Many of the Rhode Island Building Code Rules incorporate international or national codes by reference. This means you must refer to BOTH the international or national code (plus supplements, if any) AND the corresponding Rhode Island Rules below. International and national codes may be obtained directly from the International Code Council or by calling 1-888-786-4452. You may download and print any of the Rhode Island Rules free of charge for your reference purposes.

If you wish to purchase paper copies of the 2018 International ICC Code Books, you may do so by clicking here. Additionally, you may want to view R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-27.3, State Building Code.

Copies of the Rhode Island Building Code Rules are also available in print at the Rhode Island State Library.

Certified copies may be obtained by contacting the Administrative Records Office at (401) 347-2186.

To view the State Building Code Rules filed before 2002, please go to State Building Codes: 1981-1998.  To view the State Building Code Rules filed after 2002, click on the “History” tab on the Rule’s page where you will be able to click the link for each prior version back to 2002.

Regulations Promulgated by the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review

If you have questions regarding the content of the following Rhode Island Rules, please contact the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review at (401) 889-5551 or [email protected].

Many of the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Rules incorporate national codes by reference. This means you must refer to BOTH the national code (plus supplements, if any) AND the corresponding Rhode Island Rules below. National codes may be obtained from the National Fire Protection Association or by calling 1-800-344-3555. You may download any of the Rhode Island Rules free of charge for your reference purposes.

If you wish to purchase only the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Rules, you may contact the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review at (401) 889-5551. Additionally, you may want to view R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-28.1, Fire Safety Code – General Provisions.

Copies of the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Rules are also available in print at the Rhode Island State Library.

Certified copies may be obtained by contacting the Administrative Records Office at (401) 347-2186.

 

Regulations Promulgated by the Department of Labor and Training

If you have questions regarding the content of the following Rules, please contact the Department of Labor and Training, Division of Occupational Safety at (401) 462-8570.

  • Elevator Safety Code (260-RICR-30-10-1)
  • Incorporates the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for Elevators and
    Escalators (ASME), 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Editions, by reference.
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection (260-RICR-30-10-2)
  • Incorporates the Code of Rules published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, 2017 Edition, by reference.
  • Weights and Measures (260-RICR-30-10-3)