Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department
MABCD Permitting & Licensing Office open for appointments on March 1, 2021.
Mission: The Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) is to serve the citizens of Sedgwick County by ensuring compliance with all adopted County and City of Wichita codes by providing effective public contact and education, building cooperative partnerships throughout our community, and enforcing the law in an equitable and impartial manner to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all property owners, residents, tenants, businesses and visitors.
Trades Contractor License Renewal - Your license expires December 31, 2021
Forms for renewals will be mailed out to license and certificate holders who have either an ‘active’ or ‘inactive’ status in the MABCD license database.
Those with an ‘expired’ or ‘void’ status will not receive a renewal re-minder.
Please submit complete renewal packets. Partial packets will be returned to the applicant.
MABCD staff cannot be responsible for holding paperwork for incomplete submissions.
Payments made by check or money order must reference the license and/or certificate number (s) for proper processing.
We are accepting mail in renewals and appointments only for in-office renewals (no walk-ins except for trade certificate renewals only on Thursdays, see below).
With more than 3,000 trade certificates expiring on December 31, 2021, MABCD will hold walk-in hours for renewal of trade certificates. These will be on Thursdays from 8:30 am – 4:45 pm, starting on September 1st.
The ‘walk-in Thursdays’ will be for trade certificate renewals only, and will continue through the end of 2021 if needed.
All other business can still be transacted by appointment or via the MABCD portal.
Appointments and mail-ins are still options for renewing trade certificates.
Trade License renewals will still be transacted by appointment or via USPS mail.
Because of continued health concerns, MABCD will need to prevent overcrowding of the reception area and lobby. If we reach this point, certificate holders may be asked to leave us with contact information versus remaining in the waiting area. In this case, customers will receive a call or text asking them to return to the building once they are nearing their “place in line”.
If you've been affected by severe weather and need roof repairs, don't forget to verify that your roofer is registered with the State of Kansas and licensed with MABCD (316-660-1840)
MABCD Permit Flow
MABCD Strategic Goals
The MABCD strategic goals are in alignment with the Sedgwick County strategic priorities.
- Ensure all community buildings and homes are soundly constructed according to national code standards to provide safety and health for occupants.
- Accomplish Sedgwick County priority 1 – Ensuring highest priority use of resources is dedicated to create safe and secure communities.
- Accomplish Sedgwick County priority 4 – Providing quality public services to the community while being good stewards of revenue and funds.