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.
Effective November 1, 2013 the hours of the MABCD will be:
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.
Goal #1 - Reorganize building /inspectors and deploy combination inspectors regarding new residential building projects.
Goal #2 - Finish Reclassification studies regarding department positions.
Goal #3 - Consolidate permit fees.
Goal #4 - Unify licensing/certificates for contractors.
Goal #5 - Revise Neighborhood Inspector processes and enhance cross training
Goal #6 – Complete CEU and license study for MABCD inspectors.
Goal #7 - Identify consolidated site locations and initiate process to relocate.
Goal #8 -Work toward new code adoption – building and all trades.
Goal #9 – Comprehensive Fee Study completed.
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Wichita, KS 67213
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Wichita, KS 67202