OSBI and OSFM Announce 2016 Code Change

The Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) are pleased to announce that the 2016 State Building Code and 2016 State Fire Safety Code have been approved and will be effective for all permit applications made on or after October 1, 2016. For the next three to four months, projects with designs based on the 2005 codes, in progress before October, may apply for a modification if meeting the 2016 codes is impractical. Requests after that time must have a substantial, documented reason for the request, such as a delay in land use approvals, funding problems, etc.

The SBC includes the 2012 ICC family of codes, the 2009 Edition of ICC/ANSI AS117.1 for accessibility, and the 2014 National Electrical Code, with CT amendments.

The SFSC includes portions of the 2012 International Fire Code as Part III, and the existing buildings portions of the 2012 NFPA 101 as Part VI, with CT amendments.

The CT amendment documents can be downloaded from our websites: OSBI Web Site and OSFM Web Site.

OSBI Website Link: http://www.ct.gov/dcs/lib/dcs/office_of_state_building_inspector_files/2...
OSFM Website Link: http://www.ct.gov/dcs/lib/dcs/office_of_state_building_inspector_files/2...