Rhode Island Building Codes

Codes

Adoption Info

INCORPORATED AMENDMENTS
RISBC-1 Rhode Island Building Code
effective August 1, 2019
Original document
Rhode Island Fire Safety Code
effective February 25, 2019
Original document
Rhode Island Fire Alarm Code
effective February 25, 2019
Original document
Rhode Island Electrical Code
effective August 1, 2019
Original document
NOTICE
Any conflict between the provisions of the Rhode Island Life Safety Code and the 2013 edition of NFPA 72, as adopted by the Rhode Island Fire Alarm Code, shall be resolved in favor of the most stringent requirement as determined by the State Fire Marshal subject to appeal to the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal & Review.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Rhode Island Building Codes

The building codes of Rhode Island adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), 2019 Rhode Island One and Two Family Dwelling Code, 2019 Rhode Island Plumbing Code, 2019 Rhode Island Mechanical Code, 2019 Rhode Island Fuel Gas Code, 2019 Rhode Island Energy Conservation Code, 2019 Rhode Island Property Maintenance Code, 2019 Rhode Island Swimming Pool and Spa Code, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Fire Code, 2015, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013, National Electrical Code, 2017, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013, Life Safety Code, 2015, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2016, and the Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014.

Rhode Island building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Rhode Island Agencies

State Building Code Commission
Website: www.ribcc.ri.gov
560 Jefferson Boulevard
2nd Floor
Suite 200
Warwick
RI
02886 Phone: 401-889-5550