Greetings and welcome to the Rhode Island Rehabilitation Code website.
The Rhode Island Rehabilitation Code was developed and is available for the repurposing and rehabilitation of many existing buildings in the state and can be viewed on this site under the "Rehabilitation Code" tab. In many instances, both Fire Safety Code and Building Code issues can be addressed concurrently and if relief is required, heard jointly before the Rehabilitation Code Board.
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):
Uses not covered: All repairs, renovations, alterations, reconstruction, additions and/or conversions (changes of occupancy) to
- Health Care Facilities
- Nursing Homes
- Child Day Care Centers
- Community Residences
- Educational Occupancies
- Detention and Correctional Occupancies
- High Hazard Occupancies
- One-, Two- and Three-Family Dwellings
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.