The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction 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 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.