Effective October 1, 2022, Connecticut adopted new State Building, Fire Safety, and Fire Prevention codes.  The new codes include 12 international and national model codes.  The State Building Code applies to most buildings and other structures newly-constructed, altered, added to, or undergoing a change in use.  The new codes apply to projects for which a permit is applied after the effective date. A grace period of approximately three months from the effective date may be available by applying for a code modification from the applicable office for projects significantly impacted by the code changes. Such a modification, if granted, would allow the project to continue under the 2018 codes.  If a municipality requires separate permit applications for each trade or portion of a project, then the application date for the primary permit will determine the code applicable to all permits for the project.  Additional information regarding all codes is available on the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services website.

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Bill Wilson is a commercial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing and counseling municipalities, public and private owners, quasi-public agencies, developers, design professionals, architects and engineers, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors in the areas of construction and commercial law. He is…

Bill Wilson is a commercial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing and counseling municipalities, public and private owners, quasi-public agencies, developers, design professionals, architects and engineers, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors in the areas of construction and commercial law. He is an experienced litigator who also drafts, reviews, and negotiates all types of construction and commercial contracts. Read his full bio here.