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MEMORANDUM - September 22, 1995

New Statutory Requirement regarding Issuance of Building Permits and Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

 


TO: AFL-CIO, CT Business & Industry Association, Chambers of Commerce, City & Town Building Inspectors/Officials, City & Town Mayors/Selectmen/General Managers, City & Town Planning & Zoning Boards/Commissions, CT Conference of Municipalities, Construction Industry Associations, State Department of Public Works, State Department of Transportation, State Treasurer Investigations Unit, Unions, Workers' Compensation Advisory Board, Workers' Compensation Commissioners
FROM: Jesse M. Frankl, Chairman
DATE: September 22, 1995
RE: New Statutory Requirement regarding Issuance of Building Permits and Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

 

To assist you in meeting a new statutory requirement concerning workers' compensation insurance coverage (pursuant to Public Act 95-277, §7), the Workers' Compensation Commission would like to notify you of the following:

  • Effective July 1, 1995, local building officials are required, before issuing any building permit pursuant to §29-263 C.G.S., to require proof of workers' compensation insurance coverage for all persons employed or engaged to perform services on the construction site, whenever the TOTAL cost of all work to be performed is $100,000 or more.
  • A property owner intending to perform ALL of the construction work himself must certify such fact in writing to the local building official in lieu of providing proof of workers' compensation insurance coverage.

A copy of the full language of Public Act 95-277, §7 appears below. For more information, you may contact your local Workers' Compensation Commission District Office or call the Workers' Compensation Commission's Education Services at (203) 493-1500.

PA 95-277, §7:

"Prior to issuing any building permit pursuant to section 29-263 of the general statutes, a local building official shall require proof of workers' compensation coverage for all persons employed or engaged to perform services on the site of the construction project for which the permit was issued, provided the total cost of all work to be performed is one hundred thousand dollars or more. A property owner who intends to perform all of the construction work himself shall so certify, in writing, to the local building official in lieu of providing proof of workers' compensation coverage."