Connecticut: Codes, Standards & Regulations

The Office of the State Building Inspector is now part of the Department of Construction Services and no longer under the Department of Public Safety. 

The following Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes are in effect as of October 1, 2018

The 2018 SBC adopts the following model codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings & Facilities

State Fire Safety Code:

  • 2015 International Fire Code (Part III)
  • 2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (Part IV)

State Fire Prevention Code:

  • 2015 NFPA 1

CT State Building Code Effective 10-1-2018

CT State Fire Safety Code Effective 10-1-2018

Important Links

Residential Codes

2012 ICC International Residential Code of CT Amendments 2012 ICC IRC Section Appendix G

2015 IECC Energy Code for Residential pools and spas

Order Referenced ANSI/PHTA Standards

  • 3 - 1999 Permanent Residential Spas 
  • 4 - 1999 Aboveground Pools 
  • 5 - 2003 Residential Pools 
  • 6 - 1999 Portable Spas 
  • 7 - 2006 Suction Entrapment Avoidance 

Electrical Requirements

  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)