RISBC-6 Rhode Island Property Maintenance Code


Title 510 Building Code Commission
Chapter 00 N/A
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 6 RISBC-6 Rhode Island Property Maintenance Code
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 04/09/2021
Public Comment Dates 04/09/2021 to 05/10/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § Chapter 23-27.3

Purpose and Reason :

RISBC-6 State Property Maintenance Code sets forth the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings in the State. Rhode Island Building Codes are amendments of the International Building Codes which we use as our model.  The Building Standards Committee modifies parts of the Codes to adhere to our State and the elements of our State. The State Building Code Standards Committee has reviewed this regulation and proposes the following non-technical amendments as described below:   

·          All references to International Property Maintenance Code (“IPMC”) 2015, have been changed to the 2018 edition.  Some IMPC section numbers have been amended to conform to IMPC 2018. 

·         Throughout the regulation: updated internal cross-references with new RICR citations and references to the 2021 version for all Parts in Title 510 being amended this year.

·    ·    Numerous punctuation and grammatical changes have been made throughout that do not result in substantive changes to the regulation.

·         Chapter 1 adds that The provisions of the Rhode Island Swimming Pool and Spa Code SBC-14 (Part 14 of this Subchapter) shall apply whenever the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code is referenced

·         Chapter 1 deletes sections 109.2 through 109.7

·         Chapter 1 changes the IPMC numbering for § 109.6 to 109.4 and 109.7 to 109.6

·         Chapter 2 Definitions: Deletes the definition for interchangeability.

·         Chapter 3 General Requirements

·         Chapter 6 Mechanical and Electrical Requirements: Delete § 602.5 Room temperature measurement.

·         Chapter 7 Fire Safety Requirements: Renumbers IPMC 704.2 to 705.1 and substitutes RI specific language requiring Carbon Monoxide Detection and Alarm Systems to comply with the State Fire Code.


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