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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

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Sedgwick County Declines Proposals for MABCD/MAPD space
November 4, 2015


On November 4, the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners took action to approve staff’s recommendation to decline RFP responses for space needs for the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD). On August 17, 2015 a Request for Proposal (RFP) was sent to 80 vendors and advertised on the Sedgwick County website for a move-in ready building for MABCD and MAPD. On September 29, 2015, county purchasing received 16 responses for this RFP. Of those 16, four were viable responses while the other 12 were a “no proposal” response. There was a thorough evaluation of the responses with County Commissioners as well as staff. Based on the needs outlined in the RFP and the responses received, it was staff’s recommendation that all responses be declined. Staff will begin the process of a scaled-down renovation plan for the first three floors of the 271 W. 3rd building

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.

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 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.