Kansas Building and Residential Codes

Building Codes are adopted at the local level. All state projects are under the 2018 I-Codes.

Building Code Compliance Software for Kansas

Plan Analyst code compliance software programs make it easy for building officials, architects and other designers to quickly perform commercial and residential building code plan reviews / code studies.  Plan Analyst for the IBC and Plan Analyst for the IRC simplifies the plan review / code study process enabling compliance to specific code years.  This proven software allows modifications to accommodate local amendments, where applicable.  Users have the ability to add code requirements and to add to the checklist.  Changes can be made permanent by changing the data file using the setup section of Plan Analyst, or specific reports can be edited for special conditions.

Plan Analyst Calculators: Deck – Sign – Beam & Column

Plan Analyst Deck, Sign and Beam & Column Calculators are additional simple and effective design and code review software tools that will quickly become your go-to resources when working on associated tasks.

Users of Plan Analyst in Kansas have included:

City of DeSotoAllen Belot Architect
City of HavenBozich Architects
City of LansingGordon & Assoc. Architects
City of SalinaKoehler Construction Co
City of Spring HillLockwood Architects
City of WestwoodMike Hooper Construction
Johnson CountyVon Achen Chartered Architect

Building and Residential Code Resources in Kansas

Energy Code Compliance Software for Kansas

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy website to see the latest on energy code adoption in Kansas, including the use of COMcheck and REScheck Energy Code compliance software. COMcheck enables architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1.  REScheck product enables builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes.

The “Building Codes Assistance Project” also provides information on Kansas’s building energy codes.

FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking

The FEMA Building Code Adoption Tracking program reports on the status of hazard-resistant building code adoption in each state. Kansas is in FEMA Region 7. Read the 2023 Region 7 fact sheet showing the annual metric of the percent of communities adopting hazard-resistant building codes in Kansas.


American Institute of Architects – AIA Kansas represents architects in the state.  There are nearly 3,000 registered and reciprocal architects in Kansas .

Kansas has several ICC Chapters.

Kansas code adoption status on the ICC website