Kentucky Building Code

Kentucky Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Page updated: Jan. 11, 2023

Kentucky Code Agency:

Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction
101 Sea Hero Road Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-573-0373
Fax: 502-573-1059

What Are The Current Adopted Kentucky Building Code and Editions:

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

State owned building construction projects require review and inspection by the Division of Building Codes Enforcement. For all other commercial projects enforcement of the Kentucky Construction Code is shared between the Division of Building Codes Enforcement and the local government (city or county) building departments. If a local building department does not exist, plans must be submitted to the State Division of Building Codes Enforcement. For one and two family dwellings, enforcement takes place at the local level. If no local building department exists, builders are still required to comply with the Kentucky Residential Code.

State Website
State Licensing No state license for general contracting. License required for plumbing, and HVAC.
State Licensing Division
State Fire Marshall
State Environmental Permit
Kentucky Building Code by County
Kentucky Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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