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 and would like to set up an online account click here to input your request. If an account already exists for your company you may 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.