Rhode Island State Building & Fire Code Regulations
(Updated August 1, 2014)
Following are links to R.I. Building Code amendments and Fire Code regulations on file with the Office of the Secretary of State. Many of the Rhode Island Building Code amendments 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 amendment below. International and national codes may be obtained directly from the International Code Council at 888-786-4452 or www.iccsafe.org. You may download and print any of the amendments free of charge for your reference purposes. If you wish to purchase only the R.I. Building Code amendments (the "blue pages") you may contact the Building Code Standards Committee at 401-222-4096. If you wish to purchase paper copies of the R.I. Building Code amendments along with the International Code, you may do so by contacting either the R.I. Building Officials Association at 401-647-9246 firstname.lastname@example.org or the R.I. Builders Association at 401-438-7400. Additionally, you may want to view Rhode Island General Law chapter 23-27.3 State Building Code
Certified copies must be obtained from the Administrative Records office at 401-222-2353.
Regulations Promulgated by the Building Code Standards Committee
If you have questions regarding the content of the following RI amendments, please contact the State Building Code Commission at 401-222-3032 or 222-3033.
To view all previous versions of the State Building Codes please go to State Buildings Codes: 1981-current
Rhode Island State Building Code
Incorporates the International Building Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
Rhode Island State One and Two Family Dwelling Code
Incorporates the International Residential Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
- SBC-3 Rhode Island State
Incorporates the International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
Rhode Island State Mechanical Code
Incorporates the International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
Rhode Island State Electrical Code
Incorporates the National Electrical Code, 2014 Edition, by reference
State Property Maintenance Code
Incorporates the International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
Rhode Island State Energy Conservation Code
Incorporates the International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
- SBC-9 Enforcement and Implementation Procedure for Projects under Jurisdiction of State of R. I.
- SBC-10 Building Code Interpretations
- SBC-11 Certification and Continuing Education Code
- SBC-12 New Materials, Devices or Methods of Construction Code
- SBC-13 Standards for Existing Schools Code
Rhode Island Public Meetings Accessibility Standard Code
Incorporates the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, as published in the Federal Register, by reference.
- SBC-18 Rhode Island Use of Native Lumber Code
Rhode Island State Fuel Gas Code
Incorporates the International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition, by reference
Rhode Island State Rehabilitation Building and Fire Code for Existing
Regulations promulgated by the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal & Review
If you have questions regarding the content of the following code, please contact the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review at 401- 462-0940.
Regulations promulgated by the Department of Labor and Training
If you have questions regarding the content of the following regulations, please contact the DLT/Div. Occupational Safety at 401- 462-8577: