Substitute House Bill No. 5424

Public Act No. 00-60

An Act Concerning Permits To Construct Or Alter Buildings Or Structures.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (a) of section 29-263 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) Except as provided in subsection (h) of section 29-252a and the State Building Code adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of section 29-252, after October 1, 1970, no building or structure shall be constructed or altered until an application has been filed with the building official and a permit issued. Such permit shall be issued or refused, in whole or in part, within thirty days after the date of an application. No permit shall be issued except upon application of the owner of the premises affected or [his] the owner's authorized agent. No permit shall be issued to a contractor who is required to be registered pursuant to chapter 400, as amended, for work to be performed by such contractor, unless the name, business address and Department of Consumer Protection registration number of such contractor is clearly marked on the application for the permit, and the contractor has presented such contractor's certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor. Prior to the issuance of a permit and within said thirty-day period, the building official shall review the plans of buildings or structures to be constructed or altered, including, but not limited to, plans prepared by an architect licensed pursuant to chapter 390, a professional engineer licensed pursuant to chapter 391 or an interior designer registered pursuant to chapter 396a acting within the scope of [his practice] such license or registration, to determine their compliance with the requirements of the State Building Code and, where applicable, the local fire marshal shall review such plans to determine their compliance with the State Fire Safety Code. Such plans submitted for review shall be in substantial compliance with the provisions of the State Building Code and, where applicable, with the provisions of the State Fire Safety Code.

Approved May 16, 2000