Permits and Licensing


The links on the left contain information about the different permit types and processes. 

The Online Permitting Portal is for licensed and registered contractors. Using this tool, you may obtain permits completely online.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed contractor, please see the contractor licensing page.

If you are a licensed and registered contractor you can set up an account, or if your account already exists login here

Anyone can look up currently issued and past permits, use the Permit Search and Permit Mapping tools. 

Have a question?  There are several toolbox guides to get you started. These include General Residential, Basement Remodels, Decks, Pools, Garages, Electrical, HVAC and Small Commercial. 

If you are looking for more in-depth information about Building, Electrical or HVAC permits, go to those corresponding pages. There you will find code references, what projects need permits, zoning and coordination with small cities within Louisville. 

All permits require inspections, at multiple points during your project and once it is completed. The inspections page contains information for requesting these, or request it using the form below! 


Construction Permits and Inspection Fees, effective November 12, 2014.


Below are Permit Applications in PDF forms that can be downloaded and completed. 


Plan Review Application - Commercial & Multi Family Building Permit

Single Family Building & Accessory Permit Application

Fire Detection Application

Fire Suppression Application

Sign Permit Application & Sign Permit Checklist

Wrecking Application - Commercial & Multi Family 

Wrecking Application - Single Family


Electrical Permit Application for Contractors

Electrical Permit Application for Homeowners 

Letter of Procedure for Restoration of Electrical Power in Flooded Areas


HVAC Permit Application for Contractors - Also for Range Hoods, Mechanical Refrigeration and Fireplaces.