RHODE ISLAND

Page updated as of May 2020

State Code Agency:

State Building Commissioner:
Jack Leyden
1 Capitol Hill
2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-3032

Current State Codes and Edition Adopted:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

The Rhode Island Building Code is approved and administered by the Building Code Standards Committee made which is comprised of twenty-three members. Under State Law, this Committee is responsible for maintaining currency of state building codes such as mechanical, plumbing, electrical, conservation, accessibility and minimum housing codes. The Committee also acts as a Board of Appeals to hear requests for variances or appeals from the State Building Code Commission or from local Boards of Appeals. The Rhode Island Fire Code is administered by Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review which is comprised of eleven members.

Please review the information found here for code adoption:

http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/Open-Government/State/rules-and-regulations/building-and-fire-codes

Amendments Disadvantaging Wood Construction:

No apparent amendments.

Next Update Cycle (amendment opportunities):

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