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. See frequently asked questions regarding these building codes.
Kentucky specific amendments are below:
2018 Kentucky Residential Code, Second Edition
2018 Kentucky Building Code, Second Edition
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The mission of the Division of Building Code 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 Code 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, contact our office at 502-573-0373.