**NOTICE** 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 adopted Kentucky amendments are as follow:
2018 Kentucky Building Code
2018 Kentucky Residential Code
HBC enforces statewide standards for building construction. The agency ensures fire and life safety in existing buildings; licenses/certifies plumbers, electricians, boiler contractors, sprinkler and/or fire alarm contractors and building inspectors. The main DHBC phone number is 502-573-0365, you can reach the specific divisions with the phone numbers below. The department is comprised of the following divisions: