Code Free Zone

(Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI) #1

We just found out the coolest information about Kansas & Missouri

Regarding Building Codes …

Missouri has 114 Counties and St Louis City … 13 Counties & St Louis City have building codes

Kansas has 105 Counties … 21 Counties have building codes.

AND neither state has state wide licensing of home builders, electricians, plumbers, HVAC contractors, roofers, foundation contractors, etc, etc

How do think other states stack up

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(Steven Anzelc, CPI CCI) #2

Does this really mean no codes or no local amendments and they just adopt a version of the code directly as written. Seems hard to believe otherwise :o

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(Dave Fetty, CMI) #3

Code is basic minimum requirement(s). Do you reference universal (IRC, NEC, UPC, ect…) codes when referring to issues observed during inspections?

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(Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI) #4

Steven …

I means in many places in our state you just build whatever you want.

In other places you get a permit for a sewer hookup, septic tank or lagoon AND thats it … GO for it.

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(Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI) #5

Dave …

In KC they tell us there are about 81 municipalities or cities, etc making up the Kansas City metro area. NOT the state JUST the KC metro area.

A year ago the contractors board in KC assembled a brochure showing what codes that the largest 23 municipalities or cities here used.

8 used the 2012 IRC
6 used the 2006 IRC
5 used the 2003 IRC
3 used the 2000 IRC
1 used the 1997 UBC

So what code would the average home inspector reference?

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(James E. Braun, CMI) #6

I reference them as a publication, but not as a code.

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