Codes and Standards Committee

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Overview

Notice

The Department of Administrative Services is announcing its intent to adopt new State Building, State Fire Safety and State Fire Prevention Codes.  The agency will accept comments from the public for a period of forty-five (45) days, beginning January 2, 2018 through the close of business February 16, 2018.   See the code adoption page for details and key dates for the entire legislative approval process.

Codes and Standards Committee

Pursuant to the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes 29-252 Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window, 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 Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new windowof 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.

The State Codes and Standards Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. A regular monthly meeting is not held in July. Meetings begin at 1:00 P.M.

Meetings will be held at:

450 Columbus Boulevard, 2nd Floor South West Room, 
Hartford, CT 06103

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.