Codes and Standards Committee

Overview

Online Meetings

The meetings of the Codes and Standards Committee are currently being held online using Microsoft Teams. Meetings are typically held at 1pm on the second Wednesday of every month (except July). Please check the meeting agenda page for confirmation.

To join the meetings, please use the following link or phone number:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 860-840-2075   Conference ID: 633 998 862#

United States, Hartford (Toll)

For information about the dates and joining instructions for meetings of the Codes Amendment Subcommittee, please see that subcommittee's web page.

Note: 2021 Meeting Dates for Codes & Standards and Codes Amendment Subcommittees


Responsibilities of the Codes and Standards Committee

Pursuant to the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes 29-252, the State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee (CAS) are responsible for adoption of a State Building Code based on a nationally recognized model building code.

Pursuant to various sections of Chapter 541 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Codes and Standards Committee also meets monthly (except July) to hear and decide appeals of decisions of:

  • Local Building Officials 
  • Local Fire Marshals 
  • Local Building Board of Appeals 
  • State Building Inspector 
  • State Building Inspector together with Office of Protection and Advocacy 
  • State Fire Marshal

The Codes and Standards Committee has established a procedure for filing appeals concerning decisions made by building code officials and fire code officials. The Request for Appeal Form shall be used when submitting an appeal for relief from a decision.


Codes Amendment Subcommittee

The Codes and Standards Committee conducts the majority of its technical review work for future state building and fire safety codes in its Codes Amendment Subcommittee meetings. 

Note: 2021 Meeting Dates for Codes & Standards and Codes Amendment Subcommittees