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Welcome to the Office of the State Building Inspector’s home page. The Office of the State Building Inspector is part of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Construction Services. The Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and administers 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.

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Adoption Process for the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes

The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announced on December 29, 2016 intent to adopt the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2015 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents.  Technical review of these codes is being conducted by the Committee’s Codes Amendment Subcommittee (CAS) along with DAS staff.  This review began January 2017 and is planned to be completed July 2017.  Details regarding the process and schedule can be found on our Code Adoption WebpageAnyone interested in receiving informational and update emails may request to be included on our email list by sending a request to DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov

Errata to the 2016 State Building Code

The Office of the State Building Inspector has issued Errata #1 to the 2016 State Building Code.  This errata included several minor corrections to the original document.  An updated Building Code document labeled “Incl. Errata #1” has been posted in place of the original document in the current code section below. 

Updated Building Code Adopted Statewide in Connecticut
The Connecticut State Building Inspector recently announced the adoption of the 2016 Connecticut State Building Code (CSBC). The CSBC is based on the International Code Council’s widely-adopted 2012 International Codes and references the ICC A117.1-2009 standard for accessibility. The CSBC is effective for projects where permit applications are made on or after October 1, 2016.

The 2016 CONNECTICUT STATE BUILDING CODE has been approved and will be effective for all permit applications on or after OCTOBER 1, 2016.

2016 CT State Building Code Document

Current State Building Code
   Connecticut Documents
   Currently Adopted Model Codes
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Existing Building Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code
2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

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