Code Violations 83% open

Providence, RI

What data is expected?

Building code inspection data surfacing reports on particular properties from code enforcement officials. This dataset can be useful for tracking neighborhood blight and identifying problem landlords. (More info)

  • Date received
  • Location
  • Type or description
  • Status (open, closed, etc.)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date No This data was provided as a one time response to a public records inquiry. When this data is released on a schedule it will appear on Providence's open data portal at To request updated data individuals may also submit a public records request at
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format XLS
findable 1
findable_steps From the city's homepage navigate to the Public Record Requests portal and search for past requests that involve property violations
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 The violations are not categorized uniformly and knowledge of the property maintenance code is necessary in order to properly understand the nature of each violation and the processes following citation. See here for an example of work done with this type of data:
collector_name Providence Department of Inspections and Standards, Code Enforcement Division
characteristics Location, Type or description, Status (open, closed, etc.) The date the first notice of violation was issued is included but not the data the individual violations were recorded.
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Property Code Violations 12 months

Meta data

Data location - Property Code Violations 12 months
Data licence
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Ivan mn
Submitters   Ivan mn
Last modified   Fri Feb 02 2018 13:46:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)