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  • Thomas Stolz, Director

    Thomas Stolz

    1144 S. Seneca
    Wichita, KS 67213
    p. 316.660.1840

    455 N Main, 7th Floor
    Wichita, KS 67202
    p. 316.268.4460

    City of Wichita Neighborhood Housing
    455 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202
    p. 316.268.4481

  • Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department

Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department

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Sedgwick County Declines Proposals for MABCD/MAPD space
November 4, 2015


On November 4, the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners took action to approve staff’s recommendation to decline RFP responses for space needs for the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD). On August 17, 2015 a Request for Proposal (RFP) was sent to 80 vendors and advertised on the Sedgwick County website for a move-in ready building for MABCD and MAPD. On September 29, 2015, county purchasing received 16 responses for this RFP. Of those 16, four were viable responses while the other 12 were a “no proposal” response. There was a thorough evaluation of the responses with County Commissioners as well as staff. Based on the needs outlined in the RFP and the responses received, it was staff’s recommendation that all responses be declined. Staff will begin the process of a scaled-down renovation plan for the first three floors of the 271 W. 3rd building

Floodplain Boundary Changes

In 2016, changes to  floodplain boundaries in Sedgwick County will be finalized. To view the new floodplain maps on-line, visit or call the Sedgwick County Floodplain Technician, Kelly Dixon at 316-660-1840 for more information.

New Floodplain Maps Update:

FEMA has notified the County that the 90 day Appeals Period will begin with the 2nd notice publication in the Wichita Eagle on July 9, 2015.  All technical appeals must be submitted to the entity having authority (county or city). If you are considering an appeal, please review the notice and criteria for appeals.

2016 - 2017 Trade Licenses and Certificates

The renewal time for trade licenses and certificates is now for years 2016 and 2017. Fees for the merged licenses and certificates will remain at 2014/15 rates, which were less than historical costs, and are as follow:

Consolidated license: $360 for 2 year cycle

Consolidated certificate: $35 for 2 year cycle

These licenses/certificates will allow you to operate in the unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County, the City of Wichita, and nine other cities within the county (see attached sheet for listing of cities). Renewal opportunities will be open from now until December 31, 2015. Late renewals are a hassle for you and MABCD staff so please renew between now and the end of the year. Forms were mailed September 1, 2015 or you may access them HERE.

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MABCD 2016 Goals

  1. Conduct technical planning regarding the move to 271 building. Conclude the physical move with minimal disruption to daily operations.

  2. Conclude migration of software upon moving into the new building including Hansen, Selectron, and Avolve

  3. Migrate all MABCD operations to SAP instead of City of Wichita Performance software.   This migration will not include the Division of Housing & Nuisance which will remain a part of City of Wichita budget.

  4. Initiate review of 2015 trade and building code cycles.

  5. Complete all revisions of the MABCD Policy and Procedure manual. 

  6. Hire a staff position, using CDBG funds, and implement the Court Liaison program, to grow private group capacity, and help low income, elderly, and disabled homeowners obtain assistance to resolve their housing and nuisance cases.

  7. Prepare amendments to the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) to present to City Council for adoption in the 4th quarter of 2016.

  8. Review plan examiner assignment procedures and re-evaluate permit issuance procedures.

  9. Complete sign code review and updates for City of Wichita and Sedgwick County sign codes separately. 

  10. Study the implementation of dual plumbing codes within the Sedgwick County jurisdiction. 

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