Building Code Update

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The City Planning & Development Department is currently evaluating the periodic update of the Kansas City Building & Rehabilitation Code (KCBRC) – Code of Ordinances Chapter 18.  The KCBRC provides the technical and administrative requirements applicable to private development construction.  The proposed update would adopt the current 2018 edition of the International Building Code, and the other associated codes and standards. Draft documents are linked below.

Draft Documents of Code Updates

The following draft documents have been prepared for the update to the most recent versions of Kansas City's currently adopted model codes. These documents were posted June 1, 2020 and are updated drafts based on public comment:

Article 1: Administrative Provisions
Article 2: Building Code
Article 3: One-and Two-Family Dwellings
Article 4: Electrical Code 
Article 5: Fuel Gas Code
Article 6: Mechanical Code
Article 7: Plumbing Code
Article 8: Private Sewage Disposal Code
Article 9: Elevators and Conveying Systems
Article 10: Signs
Article 11: Underground Space
Article 12: Contractors
Article 13: Existing Building
Article 14: Energy Conservation

Please call 816-513-1500 if you have any questions. 


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