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.

 

There will be a public comment and legislative approval phase at a yet to be determined time. The projected effective date for the 2022 codes is October 2022.

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 or 2017 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:

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: