‘ Kentucky Information on Code Enforcement
The Kwitucky Building Code, now in its 21 st year, is essentially the 2000 International Building Code published by the Intemational
Code Council, Inc., with specific Kentucky amendments. It provides minimum standards to ensure the public safety, health and wel-
fare insofar as they are affected by building construction and to secure safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the oc-
cupancy of buildings, structures or premises. This edition presents the code with changes approved by the Kentucky Board of
Housing, Buildings and Construction through August 2001.
The Kentucky Building Cade may be amended from time to time by proposals from code enforcement officials, industry and de-
sign profcssionals, and other interested persons and organizations. Changes are discussed in an open meeting ofthe board. Changes
approved are printed in the Kentucky Administrative Register and forwarded to all those in possession of the Kentucky Building
Code for inclusion therein.
The Kentucky Building Cade is a "mini/maxi" code, meaning that it is a statewide uniform mandatory building code and no local
government shall adopt or enforce any other building code; except that the Kentucky Residential Code shall govern single- and two-
family dwellings and townhouses.
The 2()()2 edition of the Kentucky Building Code contains, for the benefit and convenience of code users, double vertical lines in
the outside margins of some pages. As in previous editions, these double vertical lines in the margin indicate approved Kentucky
changes to the text of code requirements. Editorial changes are not so marked.
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