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DAS-Office of the State Building Inspector
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 265
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone:  860-713-5900
Fax: 860-713-7410
Welcome to the Office of the State Building Inspector’s home page. The Office of the State Building Inspector is part of the Division of Construction Services. The Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and enforces building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by reviewing, developing, adopting and administering the State Building Code. For a more detailed description of the regulations and laws, please refer to Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 541 and Regulations of State Agencies Sections 29-262-1a through 29-262-11a.

Hot Topics
***NEW*** Update regarding Demolition Permit Advisory
Passage of  P.A. 15-131, “An Act Concerning Demolition Licensure and Demolition Permits

Section 2 of P.A. 15-131 resolves the conflict addressed in our 2014 advisory.  The new language included in this act requires a written notice from the demolition contractor containing the hold harmless language, but eliminates the requirement that it be included on the certificate of insurance.

Duct and Envelope Testing Rebate for Residential New Construction CL&P and UI are offering rebates to residential customers to offset the cost of duct and envelope testing needed to demonstrate compliance with the Energy Efficiency Code portion of the State Building Code. 
  -- CL&P customers can find this information at:
      Click here for a copy of the rebate request (pdf).
  -- UI customers can find this information at:
      Click here for a copy of the rebate request (pdf).
Demolition Permit Advisory (9/24/14)
It has come to our attention that the save harmless language required under Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 29-406 may be problematic for insurance agents to fulfill, given that typical commercial general liability policies do not include this coverage. The Demolition Permit Advisory provides background on this issue and recommendations to follow until the necessary statutory changes can be made.

Bonding of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)
This memorandum is to clarify the requirements for bonding Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) gas piping systems.

In light of the growing number of residential photovoltaic (PV) installations occurring throughout the State, the Connecticut Green Bank has been working with the CT Building Officials’ Association (CBOA) and the Office of the State Building Inspector to develop a document to facilitate the submittal of technical information supporting permit applications for these projects. The Connecticut Standardized Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permit Application Supplement  is the result of that collaboration.  This is a one-page technical information sheet intended to provide an accepted, uniform format for installers to provide the information needed by building officials to determine code compliance for residential roof or ground-mounted PV systems.

2013 Amendment to the 2005 State Building Code effective February 14, 2014.  This Amendment adopts the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code into the 2005 State Building Code, with Connecticut specific changes.

Proposed Adoption of the 2015 State Building Code - See the Building Code Adoption webpage. 
Current State Building Code
   Connecticut Documents
   Currently Adopted Model Codes
2003 International Building Code
2003 International Existing Building Code
2003 International Plumbing Code
2003 International Mechanical Code
2009 International Residential Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2011 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

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