Paducah Code of Ordinances
The Fire Prevention Division has the responsibility for fire prevention under Chapter 46 (Fire Prevention and Protection) of the Paducah Code of Ordinances and for building, electrical, construction, demolition, code enforcement, and rental occupancy permits under Chapter 42 (Environment) of the Paducah Code of Ordinances. The Fire Prevention Division has the responsibility for the 1) issuance of permits; 2) building and construction inspection; 3) electrical inspection; 4) codes enforcement, housing, zoning, building, electrical, etc; 5) maintenance of city records for all construction and property improvement within the city or its jurisdiction; and 6) other such duties, functions, and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Fire Chief. For more information about codes, visit Chapter 18 (Building and Building Regulations) of the Paducah Code of Ordinances.
The Paducah Fire Prevention Division wants the public and contractors to be aware of changes in the code adopted by the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction. These codes are enforced by the City of Paducah. In October 2012, the State began using the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code rather than the 2006 version. This Paducah View episode (7:47 minutes), featuring an interview with Fire Chief Steve Kyle, outlines some of the code changes.
Codes Currently Adopted by Kentucky
2007 Kentucky Building Code, Including all Referenced Standards--Adopted January 1, 2007, based on the 2006 International Building Code. Used for all construction other than detached one and two dwellings.
2006 International Mechanical Code--Adopted by reference in the 2007 Kentucky Building Code. Used for all mechanical installations other than one and two family dwelling which is regulated by the 2007 Kentucky Residential Code.
2009 NFPA National Fuel Gas Code
2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1--Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
2007 Kentucky Standards of Safety
2009 International Energy Conservation Code--Buildings regulated by the building code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code--Buildings regulated by the residential code
2007 Kentucky Residential Code--Based on the 2006 International Residential Code
2007 Kentucky Building Code--Day Care Centers – see Section 420 for special requirements
2007 Kentucky Plumbing Code
2011 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code--Effective September 1, 2009
2006 International Fire Code (IFC)--New construction projects, and only when specifically referenced by the body of KBC
2000 NFPA101-Life Safety Code--Health Care Facilities
2006 International Fire Code for Portable Extinguishers (Section 906)
2002 NFPA 13--Sprinkler Systems
2002 NFPA 13D--Sprinkler Systems (One/Two Family Dwelling)
2002 NFPA 13R--Sprinkler systems in Residential Occupancies
2003 NFPA 14--Standpipe, Hose Systems
2002 NFPA 72--Fire Alarm
State Boiler Codes & Regulations--KRS 236 and 815 Chapter 15 as currently filed with LRC
1989 or later edition ASME Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure piping Codes
1989 or later edition of the National Board Inspection Code