Connecticut Fire safety and prevention
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About Connecticut's fire safety and prevention codes

Welcome to the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). You can find everything you need to prevent fires and other dangers.

Here, you will find information about:

  • The OSFM's role in fire prevention and safety codes
  • Resources for appeals, waivers, modifications, and exemptions
  • Ways to apply for and renew crane, hoisting, and other licenses
  • Fire safety and prevention code past and present resources

Are you looking for information about the state of Connecticut’s Building Code (SCBC)? Learn more about the SCBC and the Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI).

CT State building code 

Apply for licenses

You can also apply for a Crane Operator license, registration, renewal, and re-testing.
Learn how to apply and register for a Hoisting Equipment Operator license.
Find out what you need, including fees and eligibility, to apply for a CT Demolition License.

Office of the State Fire Marshal

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About Connecticut’s Fire and safety prevention codes

William Abbott is Connecticut’s State Fire Marshal. The OSFM oversees and promotes codes, standards, and regulations to reduce fires and related dangers.

The adoption of new state fire safety and prevention codes is ongoing. Stay up to date by visiting the Code Adoption web page. You can also browse resources for crane operation and other licenses.

CT’s Building and fire code adoption 

Current fire safety and license resources

Find resources here.
Learn about the background, members, minutes, laws, and meeting times.
Find Directives #1 to #9, including Extension of Time, Modification, and Education Sprinkler forms.
Learn about how the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit helps keep Connecticut safe.

Fire safety code modification requests

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Exemptions, modifications, and waivers

OSFM and the OSBI are glad to review all SBC and State Fire Safety Code modification requests. We also review codes and regulations for elevators and boilers, etc.

Please send all requests to

Request modifications, waivers  

Meet our partners

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Learn about the groups behind fire codes

Curious about who adopts codes, reviews appeals, and trains our professionals? Learn about the groups and units that work to help prevent fires in our state.

Contact the DAS Office of the Fire Marshal

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