Building Codes & Construction Information
Director of Planning and Codes
Address: 101 S Hickory-2nd Floor, PO Box 60
Ottawa, KS 66067
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-5
(Wednesday office closed from 8:30 to 10 for Staff Meeting)
Phone: (785) 229-3620
Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Email: email@example.com
The purpose of building codes is to provide for safe construction and reconstruction and to aid property owners in protecting their investment whether an error happens by contractor or, lack of experience with a particular product or construction activity.
Reduce the number of problems homeowners may have.
Protect the investment of the homeowner.
If a contractor proceeds and does the job incorrectly, we help to get the contractor to do it again and better.
The following is a list of the codes that the City of Ottawa has adopted. A copy of these codes and amendments are available at the Ottawa Public Library. Should you have any questions concerning these codes please contact the City of Ottawa Planning & Codes Department.
International Residential One and Two Family Dwelling Code, 2012 Edition
International Building Code, 2012 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition
International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition
International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition
International Fire Code, 2012 Edition
Private Sewage Disposal City Ordinance
International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 Edition
National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition
For local amendments to the adopted codes Click Here
Construction Board of Appeals
The Construction Board of Appeals is a seven member group that is appointed by the City Commission and the role of the Board is to hear appeals or requests for changes in the building codes. Meetings are called as needed.
The members are: Kevin Pietro, Alan Wright, David Rossman, Marlin Porter, Eric Crowley, Donna Hines Rayson, and Jason Dials.
2015 City Licensed Contractor List
The following are the permits we offer. Each serves a different purpose. If you are unsure of which permit you need, please call our offices at (785)-229-3620. Homeowners: Prior to obtaining a permit please contact the department to see if you are required to obtain a contractor license.
Miscellaneous (i.e., fences, sheds, pools, garages, decks, foundation repair, etc.)
For more information on signs view Article 27 of the Zoning Regulations
Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing