Building and Rehabilitation Code
The Kansas City Building and Rehabilitation Code(KCBRC) outlines the minimum requirements for construction within the City of Kansas City, Missouri. It is designed to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare, in as much as they are affected by building construction.
Via Ordinance 120375, the City Council has adopted an update to the Kansas City Building & Rehabilitation Code (Ordinance Chapter 18). This update includes the most recent versions of the previously adopted model codes, including the 2012 International Building Code. Each updated Article, may be accessed via the links in the right-hand column below.
This update is effective on June 3, 2012, however the ordinance delays the mandatory use for new project applications until October 1, 2012 [“Compliance with the changes made to Chapter 18 with this ordinance is mandatory for applications made on or after October 1, 2012. Until that date, applicants may choose to have applications reviewed under this ordinance provided that if an applicant so chooses, the application must comply with this ordinance in its entirety.”] All projects already submitted under a prior code remain under that code.
The International Code Council provides the complete content of the various International Codes.
The National Fire Protection Association provides complete content of all standards. Click on the standard you wish to view, then click the ‘Free Access’ link. Consult the adopted codes to determine which standards and which editions are adopted by reference.
All local amendments to the adopted model codes may be found in the KCBRC Articles below.
2012 Code Package
[Effective Date June 3, 2012]
2006 Code Package
[Effective Date January 14, 2008]