Risk Reduction, 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 Division.
Contractor database: This database contains information on individuals and companies currently licensed by the Risk Reduction Division of the Manhattan Fire Department, for work in the City of Manhattan. Journeyman and master licensed individuals must work for a licensed contractor in order to conduct work within the city. If there are any questions or for further information on individual licenses, please contact our office at 785-587-4506.
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 office at (785) 587-4506 if you have questions or need assistance.