Rhode Island

James P. Cambio, CBO
State Building Code Commissioner
Department of Business Regulation
Division of Building, Design, and Fire Professionals

560 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886

Adopted I-Codes:
2018 International Building Code (IBC)
2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2018 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:


Page last updated: December 2023