State Adoptions

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
  • 2018 International Residential Code

Links to State Adoption Agencies

Dept. of Housing, Buildings & Construction

Department of Energy

State Fire Marshal

Energy And Environment Cabinet

Dept. Of Insurance

Division of Forestry

Department of Public Health

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Key Contacts

State Building Official
Stephen A. Milby
KY Dept. Of Housing, Buildings & Construction
101 Sea Hero Rd., Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057

State Building Code Review Board
Kentucky Board of Housing, Buildings, and Construction

State Fire Marshal
William Swope, Jr.
KY Dept. Of Housing, Buildings & Construction
Office of the State Fire Marshal
101 Sea Hero Rd., Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0382
Fax: (502) 573-1004

Energy and Environmental Affairs:
Dr. Len Peters, Cabinet Secretary
500 Mero Street
5th Fl., Capital Plaza Tower
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-5525
Fax: (502) 564-3969

State Insurance Commissioner:
Sharon P. Clark
PO Box 517
Frankfort, KY 40602
Tel: (502) 564-3630
Fax: (502) 564-1453

State Forester:
Leah MacSwords, Director
Kentucky Division of Forestry
627 Comanche Trail
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-4496

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