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Construction on the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville

Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

**NOTICE**  The Department filed proposed amendments to 815 KAR 7:120 and 815 KAR 7:125 adopting the 2018 Kentucky Building Code Second Edition and the 2018 Kentucky Residential Code Second Edition.  The administrative regulation amendments with the incorporated Kentucky specific amendments were filed with the Legislative Research Commission in April 2019.  The proposed amendments update the previously adopted 2018 Kentucky Building Code and 2018 Kentucky Residential Code. These amendments went into effect August 3, 2019. Links to the 2018 Kentucky Building Code Second Edition and the 2018 Kentucky Residential Code.

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.

Notice on Kentucky Building and Residential Codes
HBC adopted the 2018 Kentucky Building Code (“KBC”) and the 2018 Kentucky Residential Code (“KRC”).  The 2018 KBC and the 2018 KRC went into effect on Aug. 22, 2018.  The codes are based on the 2015 International Building Code and the 2015 International Residential Code, both with Kentucky amendments.  The mandatory effective date for the 2018 KBC and the 2018 KRC will be Jan. 1, 2019.

The adopted Kentucky amendments are as follows:

2018 Kentucky Building Code
2018 Kentucky Residential Code

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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