Building and Fire Code Adoption Process


State Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes Update

The Codes Amendment Subcommittee (CAS) reconvened on February 10, 2021 and voted to adopt the 2021 I-Codes and the 2020 NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the adoption process, it is now anticipated that the next Connecticut State Building Code, Connecticut State Fire Safety Code and Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code will have a target effective date in 2022.

There will be a window for public code change proposals to be submitted, the dates for which will be established and published in the near future.

A listing of CAS meetings and anticipated subjects will be published on this web page under "What's Next". Changes and additions will be reflected both in the posted meeting agendas and on the web page.


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
  • 2017 ANSI 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:

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:

Any code change proposals previously approved by the Codes Amendment Subcommittee for inclusion in the draft 2020 Connecticut State Building Code will be automatically included in the draft for the 2022 Connecticut State Building Code, with the exception of those that were brought forward from the 2021 I-Codes or 2020 NEC, which will now be superfluous.

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