Sedgwick County...working for you


  • 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

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.

2015 – 2016 Contractor Renewal.

The renewal time for building contractor licenses is approaching for years 2015 and 2016.  Historically, all building contractors had to renew separately with the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County, paying at both stops.  Due to the ongoing city/county merger, contractors will now only need to purchase a single countywide license which will allow them to operate anywhere in Sedgwick County and City of Wichita plus 10 smaller cities within the county.  Fees have been consolidated between city and county and will now renew every OTHER year instead of annually.  For those who are Class A through D contractors plus cell tower and mobile home installers who do business in the city and county, the combined license cost has been reduced by 10% when compared to 2012.   Roofing, siding, sign, swimming pool, and wrecking contractors will see a small increase in license fees but will be able to work in the whole jurisdiction mentioned above.

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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 Is Under Construction

Though the official consolidation of the city of Wichita's Office of Central Inspection and the Sedgwick County Department of Code Enforcement began January 1, 2013, the majority of the consolidation will take place throughout 2013 and into 2014.  Physical offices, as well as this website, will be "under construction" until this process is complete.  Follow the consolidation process, including accomplishments and next steps.

MABCD 2015 Goals

  1. Consolidate the physical operations of 1144 S. Seneca and 455 N. Main to the newly purchased county building at 271 W. 3rd.

  2. Work with the building industry to develop state of the art technology in the new MABCD facility to enhance electronic operations to replace paper.

  3. Migrate the licenses and operations of the Hansen Software system from the City of Wichita to Sedgwick County and the SAP finance system and also complete the latest Hansen software update.

  4. Determine tangible strategies to enhance consistency in all facets for operation including permit/licensing, plan review, and field inspection. 

  5. Consolidate all departmental directives written since the merger origination into a policy & regulation manual.

  6. Neighborhood Inspections Division will review inspection areas to balance case and call load.  Review court procedures and develop a plan to more efficiently handle court ordered rechecks and UCC service.

  7. Neighborhood Inspections Division will design and implement a daily reporting tool through the Hansen software to take the place of the existing Excel spreadsheet currently used.

  8. Complete all MABCD form and website unification.

  9. Complete presentations of the 2012 building code and amendment adoptions.

  10. Create and present an interlocal service agreement regarding water well and sanitary sewer property title transfer inspections for Wichita and class 2 and 3 cities within the county.

  11. Study and develop policy to allow homeowner maintenance of Alternative Sewer systems.

Sedgwick County...working for you

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