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. Building moving permits, curb cut permits, mobile home permits, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits, as well as all contractor and trade licenses are also issued by the Code Services Department.
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Cold Weather Concrete Pours
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.
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Contact Us

  1. Brad Claussen, Building Official
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    Sheri West, Administrative Secretary, Permit Technician
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    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.