Building Codes

Proposed Building Codes

Seward County Planning and Zoning and the City of Liberal Building Department in the process of updating construction codes to in an effort to improve the community's ISO rating and to ensure structures meet minimum safety standards.  The 2015 I-Codes and the 2014 NEC are proposed to be adopted in the near future.  As part of this process, staff has reviewed the codes and proposed some amendments, which are listed in a document available here.  
The codes proposed to be adopted are the 2015 editions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings,  International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Existing Building Code, and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, and the 2014 National Electric Code.

Copies of these code are available for review in the Planning and Zoning Office during normal business hours. Some of these codes are also available here.

Comments on the proposed codes or on the proposed amendments to the codes can be directed to Seward County Planning & Zoning Staff by e-mail.



Currently Adopted Building Codes


The Board of County Commissioners adopted the following building codes for the unincorporated area of Seward County, Kansas in Resolution 2008-11:

  • 2006 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings
  • 2006 International Mechanical Code
  • 2006 International Plumbing Code
  • 2006 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2006 International Fire Code
all published by the International Code Council, and the following published by the National Fire Protection Association:
  • 2008 National Electrical Code
  • 2003 Life Safety Code
Copies of these code are available for review in the Planning and Zoning Office and in the County Clerk's Office during normal business hours. Some of these codes are also available here.