The Building Inspections Division of the Development Services Department provides technical assistance to contractors, developers, and the public to make certain that proposed new and remodeled structures are safe. Application of codes adopted from the International Codes Council helps assure that Dodge City buildings meet minimum safety standards, which secondarily helps owners with property insurance rates. The Building Inspections Division examines dangerous and unsafe structural conditions and takes appropriate action as needed.
2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation., and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.