Greetings and welcome to the Rhode Island Rehabilitation Code web site. The Rhode Island Rehabilitation Code applies to many existing buildings in the state and can be viewed on this site under the "Rehabilitation Code" tab. If you would like to view or download a copy of the entire 69-page document in PDF format, please click here.
Note: The Rehabilitation Code only applies to buildings in existence for at least ten (10) years prior to the application for a permit under this code (Section 101.1).
The following uses are NOT covered by the Rehabilitation Code (Section 101.1.1):
Here's what you'll find on the Rehabilitation Building and Fire Code website:
We welcome the opportunity to provide you with this information and will update this site as the need arises. If you should have any comments, questions or require additional information or assistance, please submit your request to us via the "Contact Us" tab.
W. Keith Burlingame, Esq.
APPEALS / VARIANCES
Application forms for appeals/variances are available from the Rehabilitation Code / Fire Safety Code Board**, the State Fire Marshal's Office, the State Building Commissioner's Office or your local city or town building or fire authority. All applications must be completely filled out, signed by the Applicant (property owner or authorized representative) and the state or local building or fire authority and accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. Click here to view the filing fee schedule currently in effect.
** The Board is now accepting Application forms that can be downloaded here, however they still must be submitted to the Board with the appropriate filing fee, any supporting documents and original signatures - copies of signatures will not be accepted.
ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS
A request for public records can be made in person between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, or by telephone, letter, fax or email. You can also submit your request using the FSC Public Record Request Form found on the "Overview" page of the Fire Safety Code Board web site. This form is suggested, however not required, to request any public record maintained by the Board. If you choose not to provide any identifying or contact information, you must contact the Board's Public Records Officer to obtain a request number so that we may accurately respond to your request. See the Access to Public Records Regulations found on the "Overview" page of the Fire Safety Code Board web site for additional information.