Building and Fire Code Adoption Process

Overview

State Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes Update

The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announce intent to adopt the 2022 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2021 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) documents.  Technical review of these codes will be conducted by the Committee’s Code Adoption Subcommittee (CAS) along with DAS staff. 

This review will begin April 2021 and is planned to be completed October 2021.  A listing of CAS meetings and anticipated subjects is published under "What's Next" on this web page.  Changes and additions will be reflected both in the posted meeting agendas and on the web page.

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

 

 

Proposed Codes:

 

  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Fire Code
  • 2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
  • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
The Process:

Workgroups made up of CAS members and DAS staff, have been established to review specific portions of the proposed codes for changes from the current code and to update the current amendment documents.  Each of these workgroups will provide a report of their review, identify issues that require additional discussion or research, and present their amendment document changes. 

 

Code Change Proposals:

The public is encouraged to propose changes to the model code language.  Proposals will be accepted from April 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021.  Proposals must be submitted on the Code Change Proposal form and must be accompanied by sufficient supporting material to allow the committee to properly consider the merits of the proposal.  Proposers may also request to make a presentation to the committee.  Proposals should be submitted (email preferred) to:

 

Department of Administrative Services
State Codes & Standards Committee
Office of the State Building Inspector

450 Columbus Boulevard Suite 1303
Hartford, CT 06103

Fax: 860-713-7410
Email: DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov

 

For the previous track (the 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: