Kentucky Building Codes


Adoption Info

2018 Kentucky Residential Code, Second Edition
Effective: August 3, 2019
Original document
2018 Kentucky Building Code, Second Edition​
Effective: August 3, 2019
Original document


2012 Energy Conservation Code is meant for use with the Kentucky Building Code only excluding R-2, R-3 and R-4 construction.

2009 Energy Conservation Code is for use with the Kentucky Residential Code and Group R-2, R-3, and R-4 buildings in the Kentucky Building Code only.

Kentucky Building Codes

The building codes of Kentucky adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015), International Mechanical Code 2015 (IMC 2015), International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015), International Energy Conservation Code 2012 (IECC 2012), International Energy Conservation Code 2009 (IECC 2009), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013, National Electrical Code, 2017, Life Safety Code, 2012, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013, and Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014.

Kentucky building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Kentucky Agencies

Division of Building Codes Enforcement
Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street, 1st Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601