Current State Building Code

Current State Building Code

Adopted Model Codes

The 2018 Connecticut State Building Code is based on the International Code Council’s widely-adopted 2015 International Codes and references the ICC A117.1-2009 standard for accessibility, and applies to projects with permit applications filed from October 1, 2018.

The 2018 SBC adopts the following model codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings & Facilities

The 2016 Connecticut State Building Code is based on the International Code Council’s widely-adopted 2015 International Codes, and applies to projects with permit applications filed from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018.

The 2016 SBC adopts the following model codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings & Facilities

Obtaining Model Codes

The model codes are viewable on their publisher’s web sites and can also be purchased:

 
Prior State Building Codes

The State of Connecticut has had a State Building Code since 1971, which has been amended or superseded many times since: