**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 mandatory effective date will be January 1, 2019.
The proposed Kentucky amendments are as follow:
2018 Kentucky Building Code
2018 Kentucky Residential Code
Follow the links below to the Proposed Amended Regulations:
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.
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.
The mandatory compliance date for the 2013 Kentucky Building Code is Jan. 1, 2014.