**NOTICE** The Department will soon be adopting the 2018 Kentucky
Building Code and 2018 Kentucky Residential Code. The codes will be based
on the 2015 International Building Code and 2015 International Residential
Code, both with some Kentucky specific amendments. The amendments have
been filed with the Legislative Research Commission and will be on their agenda
in early June.
The proposed Kentucky admendments are as follow:
2018 Kentucky Building Code
2018 Kentucky Residential Code
Welcome to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, a Public Protection Cabinet agency. The agency was established to unite all related functions pertaining to the building industry and to provide a more effective building inspection process. On this website, you will find codes, interpretations, forms, safety tips and information on inspections, continuing education and more. The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of this great Commonwealth. We hope you find our resources useful.
As part of his Red Tape Reduction Initiative, Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the reorganization of eight boards under the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction into one united advisory committee representing all sectors of the industry.
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: