If a covenant or restriction concerning the use of land, other than housing restrictions as set forth in § 34-39.1-3, and conservation restrictions and preservation restrictions as set forth in §§ 34-39-3 and 34-39-4, is created by any instrument taking effect after May 11, 1953, the covenant or restriction, if unlimited in time in the instrument, shall cease to be valid and operative thirty (30) years after the execution of the instrument creating it; provided, however, that the terms of this section shall not apply to any covenants and/or restrictions initially created by the Commerce Oil Refining Corporation with respect to land in the town of Jamestown.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 435, § 23; P.L. 1953, ch. 3213, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 34-4-21; P.L. 2006, ch. 368, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 464, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 271, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 418, § 1.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 34-4-21

  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.