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Construction on the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville

Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

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Please see the following general guidelines for outdoor restaurant seating:

General Guidelines for Outdoor Restaurant Seating

May is Building Safety Month

View the Building Safety Month Proclamation from Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey:
Building Safety Month Proclamation

Please see the following Order from Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey regarding continuing education requirements for license and certification renewals.​


**NOTE - HVAC Contractors please use the SmartGov portal link below to purchase a permit, effective immediately**

SmartGov Portal Link​

HVAC Portal User Guide​

We’ve Moved!

Our new address is:

Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street, 1st Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction adopted the 2018 Kentucky Building Code, Second Edition and the 2018 Kentucky Residential Code, Second Edition on August 3, 2019.  These codes are based on the 2015 International Building Code and the 2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings and the Kentucky specific amendments.

Kentucky specific amendments are below:

2018 Kentucky Residential Code, Second Edition

2018 Kentucky Building Code, Second Edition​

Notice on Manufactured Home Installations
815 KAR 25:090 establishes the inspection process for manufactured home installations. Recent updates have raised numerous and repetitive questions from potentially affected industry groups.  For convenience, efficiency, and guidance, the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (HBC) provides responses to frequently asked questions.

HBC's Mission and Responsibilities
HBC enforces statewide standards for building construction. The agency ensures fire and life safety in existing buildings; licenses/certifies plumbers, electricians, boiler contractors, sprinkler and/or fire alarm contractors and building inspectors.  The main DHBC phone number is 502-573-0365, you can reach the specific divisions with the phone numbers below.  The department is comprised of the following divisions:

  • The highest level of accountability.
  • Continuous improvement of client relationships while maintaining the highest level of commitment as a regulatory agency.
  • Enhancement of service delivery through the development and application of leading-edge technology.
  • Professional staffing at all levels.
  • Informing citizens and the business community about the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.



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