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Kentucky, with amendments, has adopted the 2015 editions of IBC and IRC statewide. In the KBC (Kentucky Building Code) the state has adopted by reference the 2015 edition of the IMC and the 2012 IECC. The 2012 IFC is utilized for new construction projects. While the Kentucky codes are applicable statewide, enforcement is only mandatory statewide for commercial buildings. Residential buildings must follow the 2009 IECC with amendments.

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (commercial)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (residential)
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code

Links to State Adoption Agencies

Energy And Environment Cabinet

Dept. of Housing, Buildings & Construction

State Fire Marshal

Key Contacts

ICC Government Relations Representative
Corey M. Roblee
Vice President, Government Relations
E-mail: croblee@iccsafe.org

State Building Official
Commissioner
KY Dept. Of Housing, Buildings & Construction
500 Mero Street, First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
https://dhbc.ky.gov/staff.aspx

State Building Code Review Board
Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction Advisory Committee
500 Mero Street, First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
https://dhbc.ky.gov/newstatic_Info.aspx?static_ID=409

State Fire Marshal
Dept. Of Housing, Buildings & Construction
Office of the State Fire Marshal
500 Mero St., First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0382
Fax: (502) 573-1004
https://ksfm.ky.gov/

Energy and Environmental Affairs:
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-5525
Fax: (502) 564-3969
Department of Energy

State Insurance Commissioner:
500 Mero Street
2 SE 11
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-3630
Fax: (502) 564-1453
Dept. Of Insurance

State Forester:
Kentucky Division of Forestry
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-4496
Division of Forestry

Pool Adoption Agency:
Kentucky Department for Public Health
275 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40621
Tel: (502) 564-3970
Department of Public Health