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Building Codes Interpretation Manual

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Consistency and fairness in the interpretation and application of the Building Code is paramount in maintaining the confidence of the development, design and construction community in the efficiency and integrity of the permit process. Therefore, this Building Codes Clarification and Interpretation Manual has been developed and distributed to notify the affected persons, groups, stakeholders of such professional positions and interpretations. The interpretations in this manual serve as professional commentary to the adopted City of Raymore codes and accepted practices.

The following are Building Inspection Divisions' clarifications and interpretations of certain sections of the Building Code. These sections whether in plan review or field inspections have come to require further explanation in order to resolve confusion over when and how they are intended to be applied.

Please bear in mind that each project is unique and may include elements that make the guidelines presented here inapplicable. In such cases, and as a general rule, the Municipal Code is the primary authority, and in case of any inconsistency between the Code and these guidelines, the Code should be followed.

Code Interpretation Manual Index

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