Kansas Building Code

Kansas Building Code, Permit & Licensing Information

Updated: 6/8/21

What is Kansas Building Code Current Edition?

  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) *
  • 2008 National Electric Code (NEC) *
  • 2006 International Fire Code (IFC) *
  • 2006 International Plumbing Code (IPC) *

The State of Kansas does not enforce a statewide building code, but authorizes local jurisdictions to adopt local building codes. State Fire Marshal enforces building codes for state owned buildings. Only the Kansas Fire Prevention Code is mandatory statewide. Local jurisdictions may amend the fire code to make it more stringent. The State has adopted the 2006 IECC for commercial buildings however; there are no adopted State energy code for residential buildings.

The Kansas Codes Collaborative is a new stakeholder group that will help the Energy Division improve its energy codes compliance program and identify additional strategies to support energy codes compliance in local jurisdictions. Members include representatives from the residential and commercial building industries and codes officials from Kansas cities and counties that have already adopted (or are planning to adopt) the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Major jurisdictions in Kansas have adopted the 2012 I codes; some including the 2012 International Energy conservation Code.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal is responsible for enforcing the NEC-2008 for state-owned buildings, but local jurisdictions can adopt and enforce different codes. Here are a few examples of local jurisdictions throughout Kansas:

  • Sedgwick County — NEC-2020, effective January 1, 2021
  • City of Olathe — NEC-2017, effective September 1, 2019
  • City of Lawrence — NEC-2017, effective July 1, 2019
  • City of Shawnee — NEC-2017
  • Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS — NEC-2011
  • City of Overland Park — NEC-2011
  • City of Fort Scott — NEC-2011
  • City of Topeka — NEC-2017
  • City of Wichita — NEC-2020, effective January 1, 2021

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

Codes are adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make any amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.

Kansas Building Code Agency:

No State code agency. State Fire Marshal enforces building codes for state owned buildings.

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
900 S.W. Jackson Street
Topeka, KS  66612
Phone: (785) 296-3053
State Website https://www.ksfm.ks.gov/
State Licensing No state license for general contracting. All businesses must register with the Department of Revenue.
State Building Code The State of Kansas has no statewide building code (home rule state).  Local jurisdictions may adopt any code editions they want.
State Licensing Division No state license for general contracting. All businesses must register with the Department of Revenue.

https://www.ksrevenue.org/

State Fire Marshall

No state license for general contracting. All businesses must register with the Department of Revenue.

 

State Environmental Permit https://www.kdheks.gov/environment/

Kansas Building Code by County

Kansas Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

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Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Residential Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fire Code
2006
2006 IFC
Electrical
Electric Code
No Statewide Adoption
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2009
2009 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
Not Adopted
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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