Connecticut: Codes, Standards & Regulations

The following Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes are currently in effect.   

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

NOTE:  Effective October 1, 2022 - the State of Connecticut will adopt the 2022 Connecticut Building Code including the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code and the 2020 NEC Code. View more details here.

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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)