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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

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Adopted Codes and Other Regulations

All ordinances and requirements for construction and related permits are contained in the City of Arkansas City Municipal Code (Municipal Code). The Municipal Code adopts by reference nationally recognized construction codes with local amendments. The following is a summary of relevant chapters of the Municipal Code regulating development and construction activity, along with related codes that are adopted by reference. Please note that the full Municipal Code can be viewed by visiting https://www.municode.com/library/ks/arkansas_city/codes/code_of_ordinances

Municipal Code Chapter 6 Alcohol and Cereal Malt Beverage Sales Licensing Requirements
Municipal Code Chapter 14 – Buildings and Building Regulations

  • 2009 International Building Code, with local amendments
  • 2009 International Residential Code, with local amendments
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code, with local amendments
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code, with local amendments
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, with local amendments
  • 2009 International Property Maintenance Code, with local amendments
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code, with local amendments
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code, 2008 Series, with local amendments
Municipal Code Chapter 34 Fire Protection ( including 2009 International Fire Code, with local amendments)

Municipal Code Chapter 38 Historic Preservation Ordinance

Municipal Code Chapter 50 Regulations concerning Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places

Municipal Code Chapter 62 – Utilities: Water, Sewers, Sewage Disposal and Drains

  • Water Connections
  • Sanitary Sewer Connections
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  • Grease interceptors for food service preparation/restaurants
  • Industrial waste pre-treatment
  • 2009 International Private Sewage Disposal Code with local amendments (not yet codified but adopted with ordinance text available HERE)
Zoning Regulations (adopted by reference in Municipal Code )

Subdivision Regulations (adopted by reference in Municipal Code)

Floodplain Management Ordinance (adopted by reference in the Zoning Regulations)

Other relevant regulations:

  • Kansas Accessibility Act (ADAAG)
  • Federal ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG)
  • Federal Fair Housing Act (for multi-family construction/remodeling, 4-plex or larger)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program and Flood Insurance Rate Maps
  • National Pollution Discharge Elimination Program (NPDES) under the Clean Water Act (administered locally under agreement/permit with the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources)
  • Other regulations as may be required.