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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

Latest News

Open Forum with the Sign Companies

Open forum with the sign companies on October 6th, 2016 @ 3:00pm at 1144 S. Seneca, Basement Conference Room.

The First Online Electrical Classes have been approved for Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Review Committee has approved several online classes for Electrical continuing education. Some of the classes include 2014 NEC update (12 hours), 2014 NEC Changes to Articles 400-490 (3 hours), 2014 NEC Changes to Articles 500-590 (2 hours), 2014 NEC Changes to Articles 200-285 (2 hours), 2014 NEC Changes to Articles 300-399 (2 hours), 2014 NEC Changes to Articles 600-695, and 2014 NEC Changes to Articles 90-110 (1 hour).

For further information please go to their website

To see online classes available for Plumbing and Mechanical Continuing Education, Please look under our “Continuing Education & Contractor/Trade Testing” webpage.

New Floodplain Maps Update:

FEMA has announced the effective date for the new floodplain maps will be December 22, 2016. If you are negatively affected by the new floodplain boundaries, you will need to act prior to that date. By planning early, you may be able to save money on flood insurance, if needed, or you may be able to make changes to the property that may prevent a mandatory flood insurance requirement. To view the new maps on-line please visit To discuss your property or get more details please call the Sedgwick County Floodplain Technician, Kelly Dixon at 316-660-1840.

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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Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.