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Division of Building Codes Enforcement

Mission Statement 
The mission of the Division of Building Codes Enforcement is to secure public health, safety and welfare of persons within the Commonwealth of Kentucky affected by building construction quality through structural strength, adequate means of egress, energy efficiency, accessibility, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.
 
Overview 
The Division of Building Codes Enforcement is responsible for reviewing plans and making inspections of new building construction, as well as additions, alterations, renovations and buildings involved in a change of occupancy (use) to ensure compliance with adopted codes and referenced standards. The Division of Building Codes Enforcement is divided into the following sections:
 
Building Codes: Plan submittal, plan approvals and continuing education, Kentucky Certified Inspector's Program, formal interpretations, online plan search, adopted codes and inspection programs.
 
Electrical Inspection: State-owned or state-leased electrical inspections.
 
Elevator Inspection: Plan review, permits and licensing, continuing education.
 
Modular and Manufactured Housing: Residential housing, modular KIBS units, authorized KIBS Manufacturer Program and continuing education.
 
Electrical Licensing: Licensing, renewals and continuing education.  

If you have questions concerning the plan review and inspection jurisdiction of your project, you are encouraged to contact our office at 502-573-0373 or send us an email using the contact information below.
  

Training and Announcements

The mandatory compliance date for the 2013 Kentucky Building Code is Jan. 1, 2014.

 2010 ADA guidelines are mandatory March 2012: The division is receiving inquiries about the 2010 ADA guidelines, particularly whether existing pools are required to be retrofitted to provide an accessible entry into the pool. Refer to the Department of Justice link below that includes a bulletin addressing new and existing pools. Please note: this office does not enforce the federal ADA guidelines. The Department of Justice is responsible for enforcing these guidelines; however, all buildings that fall into the scope of the 2010 ADA guidelines must comply with the federal ADA guidelines. Read the bulletin on pools. You may contact the Department of Justice for any questions regarding the 2010 ADA guidelines at 800-514-0301