Building and Fire Code Adoption Process

Overview

State Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes Update
The Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Building Inspector and Office of the State Fire Marshal, in conjunction with the Codes & Standards Committee and the Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee, intend to adopt the following new codes, effective October 1, 2022:
  • 2022 Connecticut State Building Code (CSBC)
  • 2022 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code (CSFSC)
  • 2022 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code (CSFPC)
In accordance with the requirements of sections 29-252b, 29-292a and 29-291e of the Connecticut General Statues, the agency accepted comments from the public for a period of forty-five (45) days, beginning January 31, 2022 through the close of business March 17, 2022. The comments received are now being considered for incorporation into the draft codes ahead of their submission of legislative review.  

Draft 2022 State Codes
  • The public comment drafts of the three proposed codes are available under Documents/Forms
  • The legislative approval drafts of the three proposed codes are being prepared.
Proposed Model Codes:

The following codes are proposed to be adopted into the next state codes:

  • 2021 International Building Code (IBC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Residential Code (IRC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) by the ICC
  • 2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) by NFPA
  • 2017 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities by the ICC
  • 2021 International Fire Code (IFC) by the ICC
  • 2021 NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code by the NFPA
  • 2021 NFPA 1 - Fire Code by the NFPA

The model codes are viewable on their publisher's web sites:

Stay Informed:

Anyone interested in receiving informational and update emails may request to be included by e-mailing DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

The Process So Far:

Prior to reaching this public comment phase, the committees reviewed the model code books, alongside the 2018 state code amendments and the public code changes received (see below) to determine the need for any changes to the Connecticut specific amendments.

 

Public Comment and Testimony 
  • Written testimony was accepted during the public comment period (January 31, 2022 - March 17, 2022). 
  • A public hearing was held by the agency in conjunction with the Codes and Standards Committee and the Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee on February 23, 2022.
Public Comments Received:

The public comments received during the public comment period are available here:

Code Change Proposals:

Proposals were accepted from April 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021. Copies of the code change proposals received for the 2022 state codes are available here:

For the previous track (the aborted adoption of the 2018 I-Codes) proposals were accepted from February 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019.  The document below contains all code change proposals received: