RISBC-10 Code Interpretations


10.1 Administration

10.1.1 Scope

As authorized by R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-27.3, as amended and in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-27.3-109.1 of the State Building Code, the Building Code Standards Committee has promulgated the following Rules and Regulations for official interpretations of the Code’s provisions.

10.1.2 Definitions

A. "Code" means the Rhode Island State Building Code

B. "Commissioner" means the State Building Commissioner

10.1.3 Interpretation Procedure

A. Application must be made in writing to the State Building Commissioner on forms available at the office of the local building official with the application.

B. Two (2) copies of the plans and specifications, when applicable, must be submitted with the application.

C. The State Building Commission shall review said application and will submit a copy of the interpretation of the Code’s provisions in question to the applicant and the local building official. Subsequent to the filing of said interpretation, the Commissioner will distribute same to all the local building officials for their use and future reference.

D. With the exception of the local building official, all applications for interpretations of the provisions of the State Building Code shall submit a fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per section of the Code to be interpreted.

E. The State Building Commissioner will return said interpretation to the applicant and the building official within ten (10) days of the filing of same.

10.1.4 Appeals

A. Should the interpretation agree with that of the local building official, then the applicant may appeal to the local board of Appeals in accordance with the procedures of R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-27.3-127.2 of the Administration and Enforcement provisions of this Code.

B. If the building official disagrees with the interpretation given by the Commissioner, then the local building official may appeal to the State Board of Appeals in accordance with the procedures of R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-27.3-127.1 of the Administration and Enforcement provisions of this Code. No fee will be charged to the local building official.

10.2 State Building Code Interpretation Form

Title 510 Building Code Commission
Chapter 00 N/A
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 10 RISBC-10 Code Interpretations
Type of Filing Technical Revision
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 12/19/2001 to 01/04/2022

Regulation Authority:


Purpose and Reason:

This technical revision is being filed to reformat the regulation for publication into the Rhode Island Code of Regulations. No substantive changes have been made.