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Code Services
The Code Services Department administers city ordinances relating to health, safety and protection of residents and their property. Code officers also review plans and issue building permits for new construction, additions and alterations. Moving permits, curb cut permits, mobile home permits, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits, as well as all contractors and trade licenses are also issued by the Code Services Department.

Important Announcements
Cold Weather Concrete Pours:          
  • We now will allow concrete to be poured when temperatures fall below 30    degrees F if these guidelines are followed.

License Renewals:  
  • Plumbing, mechanical, drainlaying, gasfitting and irrigation licenses are up for renewal on Dec. 31, 2014. You should receive a renewal letter with a continuing education log in the mail in the first part of November. Twelve hours of continuing education in the last two calendar years, with six credits being over the code book, is required for license renewal. 

Effective Sept. 1, 2014:
  • International Residential Code Section R501.3, Fire Protection of Floors is in effect. Any permit for a one- or two-family dwelling or a townhouse applied for on or after this date will be subject to this requirement.
Effective March 1, 2014:
  • The City of Manhattan will update construction and property maintenance codes to the 2012 Editions (2011 for the National Electrical Code). To see a list of the specific codes along with adoption ordinances, see our Code Adoption Ordinances


Upcoming Meetings and Important Dates
Office Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 16, for Presidents' Day


Under Construction

Contact Us

Brad Claussen, Building Official
(785) 587-4506
Email Brad Claussen

Sheri West, Administrative Secretary, Permit Technician
(785) 587-4506
Email Sheri West

2000 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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The City of Manhattan’s Code Services division has recently been recognized by the International Code Council as having 100% certified technical staff.

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