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Wichita, Kansas Building Codes

Building Codes References


• All ordinances and requirements for construction and related permits are contained in the Code of the City of Wichita, Kansas (CCWK). The CCWK adopts by reference nationally recognized construction codes with local amendments, as indicated below.
• General contractors must be licensed by the City of Wichita. License approval is based on successful passage of ICBO or Block & Associates written examinations or a one-time license being granted by the Board of Code Standards and Appeals. Contact the Contractor Licensing Dept.; (316) 268-4413, Phone; (316) 268-4463, Fax.
• Site plans should be reviewed for code compliance. Contact the Office of Central Inspection, (316) 268-4460, Phone; (316) 268-4663, Fax.
• A guide to building and construction is online.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.
Structural CodeIBC 2006Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.
Plumbing CodeUPC 2000Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.
Electrical CodeNEC 2005Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.
Accessibility CodeKansas Accessibility Act (ADAAG)Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.
Elevator CodeANSI/ASME A-17.1-2004 & ANSI/ASME A-18.1-2003Central Inspection, (316) 268-4413 and online.

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralBuilding Inspection
Phone: (316) 268-4648
Fax: (316) 268-4663
PlumbingPlumbing Inspection
Phone: (316) 268-4471
Fax: (316) 268-4663
MechanicalDan Leidy
Mechanical Inspection
Phone: (316) 268-4473
Fax: (316) 268-4663
ElectricalElectrical Inspection
Phone: (316) 268-4465
AccessibilityBuilding Inspection
Phone: (316) 268-4648
Fax: (316) 268-4663
Historic PreservationKathy Morgan
Historic Preservation/Planning
Phone: (316) 268-4421
Fax: (316) 268-4390
EnvironmentalKay Johnson
Director of Environmental Services
Phone: (316) 268-8351
Fire MarshalFire Dept.
Phone: (316) 268-4451
Fax: (316) 268-4409
CivilJim Armour, P.E.
City Engineer
Phone: (316) 268-4266
Fax: (316) 268-4114
ZoningDale Miller
Current Plans Manager
Phone: (316) 268-4421
Fax: (316) 268-4390
PlanningJohn Schlegel
Director of Planning
Phone: (316) 268-4421
Fax: (316) 268-4390
City AttorneyGary Rebenstorf
City Attorney
Phone: (316) 268-4681
Fax: (316) 268-4335
Public WorksChris Carrier, P.E.
Public Works Director
Phone: (316) 268-4422
Fax: (316) 337-9027
Parks/RecreationDoug Kupper
Director, Parks & Recreation
Phone: (316) 268-4361
Fax: (316) 337-7767
AviationVictor D. White
Director of Airports
Phone: (316) 946-4701
Fax: (316) 946-4793

Other Building Codes

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