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Connecticut Building Codes

Building Codes References

Connecticut has adopted mandatory, statewide codes (see below). Connecticut's state codes cannot be amended locally. Copies of the Connecticut Supplements to the State Building Code and State Fire Code are available through the Commission on Official Legal Publications, (860) 741-3027, Phone; (860) 745-2178, Fax.
• The International Code Council has agreed to publish Connecticut Specific Editions of the 2003 International and Residential Codes that incorporate the language of the Connecticut Supplement into the base document. This eliminates the need for concurrent use of the Connecticut Supplement for these two codes. Available from: International Code Council, Inc., 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795; Telephone: (888) 422-7233; www.iccsafe.org
• Connecticut's Division of Fire, Emergency & Building Services provides some code interpretations online.
2008 Amendments to the 2005 State Building Code and State Fire Code will be forthcoming in the 3rd quarter of 2008..
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2003 IBC; 2003 IRC (State Building Code, 2005 CT supplement)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Structural Code2003 IBC; 2003 IRC (State Building Code, 2005 CT supplement)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Plumbing CodeIPC 2003 (State Building Code, 2005 CT supplement)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Mechanical CodeIMC 2003 (State Building Code, 2005 CT supplement)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Electrical Code2005 NEC (NFPA-70)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Fire/Life Safety Code2005 State Fire Safety Code (2003 IFC); NFPA 101-2003 for existing buildings. Portions of the IFC used in the state fire code. Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Accessibility CodeICC/ANSI A117.1 2003Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Energy Code2006 International Energy Conservation Code (re-adopted with changes)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Elevator Code2005 CT State Elevator Code (ASME A17.1-1996 with 1997 & 1998 Addenda)Office of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Gas CodeCT State Regulations
Boiler CodeASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code; NBICOffice of the State Building Inspector,
(860) 685-8310 and online.
Public Health CodeCT Public Health Code

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
PlumbingStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
MechanicalStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
ElectricalStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
AccessibilityStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
Building InspectorStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
Plan ReviewStaff
Office of the State Building Inspector
Phone: (860) 685-8310
Fax: (860) 685-8365
Fire MarshalStaff
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Phone: (860) 685-8380
Fax: (860) 685-8359
Boiler InspectorStaff
Bureau of Boilers, Office of State Building Inspec
Phone: (860) 685-8320
Fax: (860) 685-8363
Elevator InspectorStaff
Bureau of Elevators, Office of State Building Insp
Phone: (860) 685-8340
Fax: (860) 685-8363

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Connecticut municipalities: