The State of Kansas does not enforce a statewide building code, but authorizes local jurisdictions to adopt local building codes. The State Fire Marshal enforces building codes for state-owned buildings. Only the Kansas Fire Prevention Code is mandatory statewide. Local jurisdictions may amend the fire code to make it more stringent. The State has adopted the 2006 IECC for commercial buildings; however, there are no adopted State energy codes for residential buildings.
The Kansas Codes Collaborative is a new stakeholder group that will help the Energy Division improve its energy codes compliance program and identify additional strategies to support energy code compliance in local jurisdictions. Members include representatives from the residential and commercial building industries and codes officials from Kansas cities and counties that have already adopted (or are planning to adopt) the 2009 or 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Major jurisdictions in Kansas have adopted the 2012 I-Codes; some including the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.
Codes are adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make any amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.
Some jurisdictions have adopted the 2012 IECC.
No current plan to update to the 2015 Codes. Section R302.13 is not adopted unless specifically adopted by the local jurisdiction.