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Garden City, Kansas Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Garden City, KS has adopted the 2009 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2009 IRC and IBC. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-22 (IRC adoption), § 18-23 (IRC amendments), § 18-20 (IBC adoption) and § 18-21 (IBC amendments).

Helpful resources for Garden City, Kansas include the following.

Residential Building Code

Kansas has yet to adopt a statewide residential code. Local laws will control.See PLRB, Kansas Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Garden City adopted the 2009 IRC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2018 IRC(Garden City, KS Sec. 18-22. - Residential building code adopted, incorporated by reference.)

...violation thereof, that certain residential building code known as the "International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings", Edition of 2018, including Appendix Chapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T, prepared and published in book form by the International Code Council, Incorporated, 4051 Flossmoor Road...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: no

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Garden City ? No
Citation: § 18-23
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/ks/garden_city/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CD_ORD_CH18BUBURE_ARTIIBUCO_S18-23AMDEREBUCO
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Table R301.2(1) Insert:

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA
Ground Snow Load Wind Speed (mph) Seismic Design Category Subject To Damage From Winter Design Temp Ice Shield Underlayment Required Flood Hazards Air Freezing Index Mean Annual Temp
Weathering Frost line depth Termite Decay
20  90 B Severe 32" M-H N-S NO 1/25/78 9/3/97 500-1000 55°
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Allen Matt City Manager 620)/276-1160

Comments

Garden City, KS has adopted the 2009 IRC including appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, K and L. Garden City, KS Muni. Code § 18-22.

Existing Buildings

Existing buildings, meaning buildings that were built in accordance to code at the time of construction, typically merit extra consideration in a current updated code.

Garden City, KS has adopted the 2009 IRC including appendix J. Garden City, KS Muni. Code § 18-22.

Commercial Building Code

Garden City adopted the 2009 IBC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2006 IBC with Kansas amendments(Garden City, KS Sec. 18-20. - Building code adopted, incorporated by reference.)

...building code known as the "International Building Code", Edition of 2018, including all Appendix Chapters, prepared and published in book form by the International Code Council, Incorporated, 4051 Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478, to be known as the Building Code of the City of Garden City, Kansas, save and except...

Existing Buildings

Garden City, KS has adopted the 2009 IEBC. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-24 (adoption) and § 18-25 (amendments).

Other Building Codes

Garden City, KS also adopted the following codes:

2009 Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities. Garden City, KS Muni. Code § 18-26 (adoption).

2009 Electrical Code-Administrative Provisions. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-30 (adoption) and § 18-31 (amendments).

2009 International Mechanical Code. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-40 (adoption) and § 18-41 (amendments).

2009 International Plumbing Code. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-50 (adoption) and § 18-51 (amendments).

2009 International Fuel Gas Code. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-60 (adoption) and § 18-61 (amendments).

1997 Uniform Housing Code. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 18-131 (adoption) and § 18-132 (amendments).

2003 International Fire Code. Garden City, KS Muni. Codes § 46-31 (adoption) and § 46-32 (amendments).