Duties & Responsibilities
The purpose of Emporia’s Inspection Code Service Division is to administer and enforce the Federal, State and locally adopted codes of the City of Emporia. Through the adoption of these codes, it is the department’s responsibility to provide the minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use of occupancy, location and maintenance of all building and structure’s within the jurisdiction of the City of Emporia’s Code Service Department.
Emporia’s Code Services enforces the values of the City of Emporia through enforcement of regulations which prohibit conditions which are injurious to the health, safety, welfare or aesthetic characteristics of the neighborhoods and citizens within the City of Emporia.
Regulation & Control
Code Services accomplishes this by regulating and controlling the following of all buildings and structures within the City of Emporia:
Code Services FAQ’s
One of the most frequently asked questions are “Do I need a permit for…..” Here is a list of tasks that do or do not require permits, as noted:
The list above is only a partial list of the most frequently asked questions that Code Services receives, to reach Code Services for clarification on any questions that you may have call 620-343-4270. We would be glad to help!
Currently National Adopted Codes for the City of Emporia:
2006 International Residential Code (with local modifications)
2006 International Building Code (with local modifications)
2011 National Electrical Code (with local modifications)
2012 Uniform Mechanical Code (with local modifications)
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (with local modifications)