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Kentucky Building Codes

Building Codes References

Kentucky, with amendments, has adopted the 2009 editions of IBC and IRC statewide. In the KBC (Kentucky Building Code) the state has adopted by reference the 2006 editions of the IMC and IECC. The 2006 IFC is utilized for new construction projects. While the Kentucky codes are applicable statewide, enforcement is only mandatory statewide for commercial buildings. IECC: bldgs other than 1&2 family regulated by the KRC.

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2007 KBC (2009 IBC)Online
Structural Code2007 KBC (2009 IBC)Online
Plumbing CodeKentucky Plumbing Code 2007Online
Mechanical Code2007 KBC (2006 IMC, 2006 IFGC)Online
Electrical Code2005 NEC (NFPA 70)Online
Fire/Life Safety Code2007 KBC (2006 IFC)Online
Accessibility Code2007 KBC (2003 ICC/ANSI A 117.1)Online
Energy Code2007 KBC (2009 IECC)Online
Elevator Code2007 KBCOnline
Gas Code2007 KBC (2006 IFGC)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
StructuralOffice of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Phone: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
PlumbingTim House
Director, Division of Plumbing
Phone: (502) 573-0397
MechanicalOffice of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Phone: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
ElectricalElectrical Section
Phone: (502) 573-0382
Fax: (502) 573-1598
AccessibilityOffice of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Phone: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
Building InspectorOffice of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Phone: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
Plan ReviewOffice of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Phone: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
EnergyAlan Shikoh
Environmental Engineer Consultant
Phone: (502) 573-0373
Fire MarshalState Fire Marshal, Office of Housing, Buildings a
Phone: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
Boiler InspectorRodney Handy
Chief Boiler Inspector, Office of Housing, Buildin
Phone: (502) 573-0382
Fax: (502) 573-1598
Elevator InspectorShane Peck
Chief Elevator Inspector, Office of Housing, Build
Phone: (502) 573-0382
Fax: (502) 573-1598

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Kentucky municipalities: