State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission
DIRECTIONS for FILING FORMS 7A, 7B and 7C
7A - 7B - 7C
Building Permit Requirements for Workers' Compensation
Section 31-286b of the Workers' Compensation Act requires anyone who requests a building permit to first submit "proof of workers' compensation coverage for all of the employees who are engaged to perform services on the site of the construction project for which the permit was issued." The only exceptions to this law are the sole proprietor or property owner who will not be acting as general contractor or principal employer.
What to give to the Building Official to obtain a Building Permit:
1. The General Contractor or Principal Employer must provide a written certificate of workers' compensation insurance for all of the employees on their project. This certificate may not be for liability, disability or any other type of insurance. 2. The Sole Proprietor or Property Owner who will not act as a general contractor or principal employer is not required to have workers' compensation coverage. In order to obtain the building permit, a FORM 7A should be completed and given to the building official. 3. The Sole Proprietor or Property Owner who will act as a general contractor or a principal employer must provide a written certificate of workers' compensation insurance for all of the employees on their project and must file a FORM 7B with the building official -- OR he will sign a sworn notarized affidavit on FORM 7B, stating that he will require proof of workers' compensation insurance for all those employed on the job site. 4. The General Contractor or Principal Employer who has properly excluded himself from coverage using the appropriate WCC form (see NOTE below) must file the FORM 7C with the building official. This form certifies that they have properly excluded themselves, and attests that they will require proof of workers' compensation insurance from every employee that works on the designated job site. NOTE: The general contractor or principal employer may exclude himself from workers' compensation coverage by filing one of the following forms with the appropriate Workers' Compensation Commission district office: Form 6B for employees who are Officers of a Corporation or Managers / Members of an LLC Form 6B-1 for employees who are Members of a Partnership