Rhode Island Building Code

Rhode Island Building Code, Permit & Licensing Information

Rhode Island Building Code Agency:

Building Code Commission
Building Code Standards Committee
560 Jefferson Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 889-5550

Phone: 401-222-4096

What Are The Current Adopted Rhode Island Building Codes?

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 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

Additional Building Codes by State

State Website https://www.ri.gov/
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of Rhode Island for electrical, plumbing and mechanical work. License is also required for work on one to four family dwellings.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Division of Professional Regulation
1511 Pontiac Ave., Building 70
P.O. Box 20247
Cranston, RI 02920-0943
(401) 462-8580

State Building Code The State of Rhode Island has adopted the State of Rhode Island Building Code SBC- 1 (in reference to the 2015 IBC), the State of Rhode Island One and Two Family State Dwelling Code SBC-2 (in reference to the 2015 IRC, the State of Rhode Island Mechanical Code SBC- 4 (in reference to the 2015 IMC, the State of Rhode Island Plumbing Code SBC- 3, in reference to the 2015  IPC), and the State of Rhode Island Electrical Code SBC- 5 (in reference to the 2017 National Electrical Code, NSPA 70).
State Licensing Division https://www.crb.state.ri.us
State Fire Marshall https://www.fire-marshal.ri.gov/links.php
State Environmental Permit https://www.dem.ri.gov/
Rhode Island Building Code by County
Rhode Island Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 


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