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Code Services
The Code Services Department administers City ordinances relating to health, safety and protection of citizens 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.

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Important Announcements
  • Effective Sept. 1, 2014, International Residential Code Section R501.3, Fire Protection of Floors will go into 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.
  • Beginning 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 Other Important Dates

Continuing Education Opportunity:
We will have an Accessibility Requirements for Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors class from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Code Services office in the Headquarters Fire Station, 2000 Denison Ave. Please call our office at (785) 587-4506 to sign up.

The Code Services office will be closed on:
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, for Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28, 2014, for Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24 (at noon) and Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, for Christmas


Links to Additional Information

September 2014 Under Construction Newsletter

June 2014 Under Construction Newsletter

February 2014 Under Construction Newsletter

Check Your Home Booklet

Lead Regulations
The following link contains information on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lead program and regulations.
State of Kansas Lead Regulations

Contact Us

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

Sheri West, Administrative Secretary
(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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