Connecticut Building Codes and Contacts

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Current Commercial Code

2005 Connecticut State Building Code with 2011 amendments, based on the 2009 IECC
Passed 9/27/2011, effective 10/7/2011

Current Residential Code

2005 Connecticut State Building Code with 2011 amendments, based on the 2009 IECC
Passed 9/27/2011, effective 10/7/2011

On February 14, 2014, Connecticut also made effective a 2013 amendment to the same state code.

The local building official in each jurisdiction is responsible for enforcing the Connecticut State Building Code.

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Climate Zone: 5A

Code Adoption and Change Process

Code Change Process

During the state review of model codes, any interested member of the public may submit proposals to change the language of the model codes. The Code Amendment Subcommittee (CAS) administers the adoption process and has established procedures for code change proposal submissions.

The Office of the State Building Inspector, part of the Division of Construction Services, enforces building codes, including the energy code.

Code Change Cycle

Codes are said to be updated no more than every four years, by the Connecticut General Assembly who approves codes, and legislature that sets the implementation dates.

Next Code Update

Statewide adoption of the 2012 IECC is planned for the fall of 2016.

Connecticut Code Contacts

Daniel Tierney
Deputy State Building Inspector
Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services
Email: daniel.tierney@po.state.ct.us

Diana Duva
Office Director
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Email: diane.duva@ct.gov

Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite
Senior Program Manager
High Performance Buildings
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Email: cgoldthwaite@neep.org

This information was compiled by the Building Codes Assistance Project, and used with their permission.