Kansas Building Code, Permit & Licensing Information
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.
|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.|
|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/|
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