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: 


We invite all contractors to attend this class which will go over changes in the new editions of the residential and building codes. There is no cost for the class but you must call 785-587-4506 Ext. 1 to sign up.

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



New Online Features


Report It!


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.