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: 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.
Training and Announcements
DHBC has launched a new site for "Special Training Opportunities." This site will feature upcoming programs and registration information. To learn more, look under the "Education" tab on the navigation pane above or visit: http://dhbc.ky.gov/hbcenergyed/Pages/default.aspx
New 2010 ADA guidelines mandatory beginning March 2012:
This office is receiving inquiries about the 2010 ADA guidelines that are scheduled to become mandatory in March 2012. In particular, whether existing pools are required to be retrofitted to provide an accessible entry into the pool. Please 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