(a) Each local fire marshal, the State Fire
Marshal, and their respective designees, shall conduct inspections of
buildings and facilities regulated by Sections 29-292-1d to 29-292-9d,
inclusive, within their jurisdiction as prescribed in Section 29-305 of
the Connecticut General Statutes.
(b) Each local fire marshal, the State Fire Marshal, and their
respective designees, may conduct inspections as often as may be
necessary during the construction of new buildings, structures, or
additions, and during the course of renovations, alterations, or
modernizations for the purpose of satisfying themselves that all work is
in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
Sec. 29-305. (Formerly Sec. 29-52).
Inspections by local fire marshals. Reports.
Each local fire marshal and the State Fire
Marshal, for the purpose of satisfying themselves that all pertinent
statutes and regulations are complied with, may inspect in the interests
of public safety all buildings and facilities of public service, all
buildings and facilities used for manufacturing and all occupancies
regulated by the Fire Safety Code within their respective jurisdictions.
Each local fire marshal shall inspect or cause to be inspected, at least
once each calendar year and as often as may be necessary in the
interests of public safety, all buildings and facilities of public
service and all occupancies regulated by the Fire Safety Code within his
jurisdiction, except residential buildings designed to be occupied by
one or two families which shall be inspected, upon complaint or request
of an owner or occupant, only for the purpose of determining whether the
requirements specified in said code relative to smoke detection and
warning equipment have been satisfied. Upon receipt by him of
information from an authentic source that any other building or facility
within his jurisdiction is hazardous to life safety from fire, he shall
inspect such building or facility. In each case in which the local fire
marshal conducts an inspection, he shall satisfy himself that all
pertinent statutes and regulations are complied with, and shall keep a
record of such investigations. Such local fire marshal shall have the
right of entry by himself or by his lawful agent at all reasonable hours
into or upon any premises within his jurisdiction for the performance of
his duties except that occupied dwellings and habitations, exclusive of
common use passageways and rooms in tenement houses, hotels and rooming
houses, may only be entered for inspections between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m., except in the event of any emergency requiring his immediate
attention for safety to life, or in the interests of public safety. Each
local fire marshal shall make a monthly report to the authority from
which he received his appointment, and shall be paid for his services in
making such inspections of buildings and facilities the compensation
agreed upon with such appointing authority.
Plan Reviews are required by
Connecticut General Statute 29-292-4d. A Plan Review Request Form,
available below, and a complete set of plans must be submitted to this
office for review. They may be mailed or dropped off at the address
listed above. If you would like to discuss your plans with a
representative from the Fire Marshal's office please call 203-488-7266
to schedule an appointment. Plan reviews will be conducted within 30
days of being received by this office.
29-292-4d Plan Submittal and Review
Detailed plans and specifications for new structures and additions,
renovations, or alterations to existing structures shall be submitted by
the applicant to the local fire marshal having jurisdiction to
demonstrate compliance with Section 29-263 of the Connecticut General
Exception: Detached one and two family