4-901. ADOPTION.

A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the city clerk of the city of Tonganoxie, being marked and designated as the International Residential Code, 2012 Edition, including Appendix Chapters A, B, C, E, G, I, K, L, M and Q (see International Residential Code Section R102.5, 2012 Edition), as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Residential Code of the city of Tonganoxie, in the State of Kansas, for regulating and governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height with separate means of egress as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Residential Code on file in the office of the city of Tonganoxie are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in section 4-902. (Ord. 1333; Ord. 1452, Sec. 1)


The following sections are hereby revised and/or amended: Sections R101.1, R101.2, R102.7, 105.2 #1 and #5, 105.2.1, 105.7, 106.1, 106.2, 108.2 revised, 109.4, 202, Table R301.2, 302.5.1, 302.5.2, 302.6, 309.3, 311.3, 302.2.2, 319.1, 401.3, 403.1.1.1, 404.1.3, 801.3, 2503.5.1, 2503.5.2 #2, P2603.5.1, P3103.1, P3114.3, E3601.6.2, E3901.4.2, E3902.12.

In more detail as follows:

108.2 Revised – On buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the schedule as established by the applicable governing authority. The fee for a building remodel or addition, electrical, mechanical and/or plumbing permit shall be as set forth (in Exhibit A, B, C and D) on scheduling fee chart.

309.1 Updated to 302.5.1 – Opening protection.

309.1.1 Updated to 302.5.2 – Duct penetration.

309.2 Updated to 302.6 – Dwelling/garage fire separation.

309.5 Updated to 309.3 – Flood hazard areas.

311.4.3 Updated to 311.3 – Floors and landings at exterior doors.

317.2.2 Updated to 302.2.2 – Parapets.

321.1 Updated to 319.1 – Address numbers.

M1501.3 Delete – Exceptions on clothes dryer exhaust limits, removed from 2012 IRC.

P2603.6.1 Updated to 2603.5.1 – Sewer Depth.

E3501.6.2 Updated to 3601.6.2 – Service disconnect location.

E3801.4.2 Updated to E3901.4.2 – Island countertop spaces.

E3802.11 Updated to E3902.12 – Arc-fault circuit-interrupter protection.

Revised E3902.12 – All branch circuits that supply 120-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere outlets installed in dwelling unit bedrooms shall be protected by a combination type arc-fault circuit interrupter installed to provide protection of the branch circuit.

Section 106.1 of International Residential Code as adopted by this article is amended to read as follows:

106.1: Submitted documents.

Construction documents, special inspection and structural observation programs, and other data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional, except for slab on grade single-story structures, and except where required by state statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.

Exception: The building official is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and other data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional for residential structures less than three stories, walls ten feet high or shorter, finished area of 4,000 square feet or less, if it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.

Appendix L – Now Scheduling Permit Fee Chart.

Appendix M – Home Day Care R-3 Occupancy.

Appendix Q – Is 2003 IRC Appendix L – National Electrical Code Cross Reference. (Ord. 1333; Ord. 1414, Sec. 1; Ord. 1452, Sec. 1)