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
  • 2015 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
Rick W. Rand
Commissioner
KY Dept. Of Housing, Buildings & Construction
500 Mero Street, First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0365
Fax: (502) 573-1057
RickW.Rand@ky.gov

State Building Code Review Board
Kentucky Board of Housing, Buildings, and Construction
dhbc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

State Fire Marshal

Mike Haney
KY 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
mike.haney@ky.gov

Energy and Environmental Affairs:
Rebecca Goodman
Cabinet Secretary
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-5525
Fax: (502) 564-3969
rebecca.goodman@ky.gov

State Insurance Commissioner:
Sharon P. Clark
500 Mero Street
2 SE 11
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-3630
Fax: (502) 564-1453
Rob.Roberts@ky.gov

State Forester:
James Wright
Kentucky Division of Forestry
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-4496
james.wright@ky.gov

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