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Division of Building Codes Enforcement

**NOTICE** New Frequently Asked Questions on Manufactured Home Installations now available: 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, HBC provides responses to frequently asked questions. ​  

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​

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.
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: 502-573-0373 - Plan submittal, plan approvals and continuing education, Kentucky Certified Inspector's Program, formal interpretations, online plan search, adopted codes and inspection programs.
Elevator Inspection: 502-573-1694 - Plan review, permits and licensing, continuing education.
Modular and Manufactured Housing: 502-573-1795 - Residential housing, modular KIBS units, authorized KIBS Manufacturer Program 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.


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