Risk Reduction & Code Services

The Risk Reduction & Code Services, a division of Manhattan Fire, 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 Risk Reduction & Code Services Department.

Continuing Education Class: 
Framing Code Requirements followed by Live Burn Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
Date: May 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Fire Station, 2000 Denison Ave. 
As part of Building Safety Month in May, the Risk Reduction and Code Services Division will host a 1 hour class on common framing items we run across at 9:00 AM, followed by a live burn fire sprinkler demonstration on the training pad at 10:00 AM. There is no charge for the event but please call 785-587-4506 Ext. 1 to sign up in advance.  

Significant Changes to the 2018 IRC and IBC - view powerpoint here

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Report a code violation using by downloading our app or entering it online.

Seasonal Reminder — Keep Your Gutters Clear

Keeping gutters and downspouts clear and flowing freely can help direct water away from your home. This, in turn helps to keep water from coming into your basement or eroding foundation. It's a small step that can mean a lot for your home. Call the Risk Reduction & Code office at (785) 587-4506 if you have questions or need assistance.