Construction/Building Codes & Americans with Disabilities Act

Adopted Model Codes

Effective January 1, 2017:

  • 2012 International Building Code 
  • 2012 International Residential Code for One-Two Family Dwellings 
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code

To order code books for the International Codes go to

  • 2011 National Electrical Code (to order code book go to
  • 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code 
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code 

To order code books for the Uniform codes go to

NOTE:  Effective Dates/Implementation of 2012/2011 Family of Codes as Locally Amended
On December 28, 2016, the City Commission adopted Ordinance 16-10872 modifying the City of Salina's implementation of the 2012/2011 code family as locally amended. The 2012/2011 codes as locally amended will still become effective January 1, 2017. From January 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017 applicants may elect to submit building permit applications for footing and foundation, shell, white box, tenant finish or any combination thereof (excluding demolition permits) under the previous 2006/2005 family of codes as locally amended. Projects that commence under the 2006/2005 family of codes as locally amended may continue to be permitted and inspected under the 2006/2005 family of codes as locally amended provided that construction is commenced within 90 days of initial application for a building permit and that a permit(s) is actively maintained until completion of the project. In the event that construction is not commenced or an active permit is not maintained as required, subsequent construction or permits and corresponding work shall be subject to the 2012/2011 code family and local amendments in effect on January 1, 2017.
Click here to view Ordinance No.16-10872 

Local Amendments

Please refer to Chapter 8 and Chapter 14 of the Salina Municipal Code for the current local code amendments.  

Salina Municipal Code

Administrative Interpretations 

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1991 was adopted by the Kansas legislature for enforcement by local building officials.  (see Kansas State Statutes, Section 58-1301 to 58-1311, Accessibility Standards for Public Buildings).  The legislation applies to all buildings covered by Title III.   

The Department of Justice has published the revised ADA 2010 Standards. These standards went into effect on March 15, 2012.

Click on links below to access information about these new standards:

Listing files in 'Building Services Documents'

Additional Links

Southern Yellow Pine Lumber

Southern Pine users can find complete information about the new design values, as well as comparisons with other species and updated span tables on