Building Codes

Current State Building Code

The State Building Code, effective October 1, 2016, is the 2016 State Building Code (SBC):

  • 2016 State Building Code inc. Errata #1
  • Errata #1 - Separate Document 12/31/16

The State Building Code is based on the International Code Council's widely-adopted 2012 International Codes and references the ICC A117.1-2009 standard for accessibility. The 2016 CSBC is effective for projects where permit applications are made on or after October 1, 2016. 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)

Other important codes and reference documents specific to the Town of Waterford include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wood Frame Construction Manual  2001 Edition (for construction in wind zones 110 mph and greater)
  • CT General Statutes Chapters 541
  • 1996 BOCA National Property Maintenance Code
  • Town of Waterford Rental Housing Code