What code does North Kingstown follow?

All thirty-nine communities in the State of Rhode Island are governed by the Rhode Island State Building Codes. The current version of the Rhode Island State Building Code is the 2021 code which includes the 2020 National Electrical Code.  

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. How do I schedule an Inspection?
5. What are the requirements for Commericial, New Contruction or Substantial Improvements?
6. What are the requirements for a Change of Use?
7. What is the permit review process?
8. How long does it take to get a permit?
9. What is the procedure with permits?
10. What code does North Kingstown follow?
11. What is the cost of a permit?
12. Where can I find information about permitted uses, zoning, set-backs, etc.?
13. Where can I find information about my septic system?
14. Where can I find information about the change of use and or tenancy of an existing building?
15. Where can I find the permit history for property?
16. Where can I find information about locating a new business in town?
17. Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?
18. What do I do if I feel that I can not comply with building code requirements?