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Public Protection Cabinet

Division of Building Codes Enforcement

Mission Statement 
The mission of the Division of Building Codes Enforcement is to secure public health, safety and welfare of persons within the Commonwealth of Kentucky affected by building construction quality through structural strength, adequate means of egress, energy efficiency, accessibility, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.
The Division of Building Codes Enforcement is responsible for reviewing plans and making inspections of new building construction, as well as additions, alterations, renovations and buildings involved in a change of occupancy (use) to ensure compliance with adopted codes and referenced standards. The Division of Building Codes Enforcement is divided into the following sections:
Building Codes: Plan submittal, plan approvals and continuing education, Kentucky Certified Inspector's Program, formal interpretations, online plan search, adopted codes and inspection programs.
Elevator Inspection: Plan review, permits and licensing, continuing education.
Modular and Manufactured Housing: Residential housing, modular KIBS units, authorized KIBS Manufacturer Program and continuing education.
If you have questions concerning the plan review and inspection jurisdiction of your project, you are encouraged to contact our office at 502-573-0373 or send us an email using the contact information below.

Training and Announcements

The department has been tasked with forming a fact finding task force to research the pros and cons of statewide enforcement of the Kentucky Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings. The department will present the findings to the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government by Nov. 30, 2015. Please click the link below for more information:

HJR 134

The mandatory compliance date for the 2013 Kentucky Building Code is Jan. 1, 2014.