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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 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.

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NOTICE– 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

**NOTICE** The Department of Administrative Services,
Office of the State Building Inspector Adopting New Building Code.
The Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Building Inspector, in conjunction with the Codes & Standards Committee, is announcing its intent to adopt a new building code to be titled the 2016 Connecticut State Building Code.  This code will adopt the 2012 ICC family of code.  Details and information on submitting comments can be found at: DAS code adoption home page.
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).

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.

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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