Construction Review

You can now make real-time inspection requests, apply for a permit, submit a payment and check the status of your project 24 hours a day with our Online Permitting Portal!

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New! Construction Review Permit Mapping
You can now view open construction permits on a map. Detailed information, including the permit number and type, can be found by clicking on the map icons, or by scrolling down to see permit information in a list.

Construction Review Overview
The Construction Review Division of Codes and Regulations is responsible for oversight of new construction in Louisville Metro - with the exception of the City of Jeffersontown - via a thorough review process including review of construction plans, issuance of permits, & inspections of new construction for compliance with the Kentucky Building Code and associated codes and ordinances. This division also issues and maintains local identification of contractors.

The enforcement powers of the Construction Review Division are established by the Kentucky Building Code, through a contractual agreement with the State Department of Housing, Building and Construction and the Louisville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 150.  

Projects may or may not require review by the Division. To see if your project requires a permit click on the permit type to the left: Building, HVAC/Mechanical, or Electrical.

Miscellaneous permit types include: Fire Detection, Fire Suppression, Moving, Sign, Tents, and Wrecking/Demolition.

Plumbing and Elevator permits are issued by the State.

New Items and Updates 

2009 Energy Code - Effective October 1, 2012 - Mandatory Effective Date NEW 2009 Energy Code - Mandatory Effective Date October 1, 2012 for Residential Construction - Copies can be purchased from

Contractor Search Application

Search for contactors that have the proper documentation with the department click here.

Building Safety

See links below to a few timely Building Safety notices provided by the International Code Council. The International Code Council provides the code documents which form the basis for the Kentucky Building Codes. For questions about these topics, Kentucky specific provisions of these codes, or any other building safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Department via phone, email, or even the ‘Code Question Submittal form’ available via the links to the left.  (All documents in PDF format.)

Other Features

See links to the left to explore our permitting database, apply for permits online, find an application form, get fee information, submit code questions, and to learn more about the functions and services of Construction Review.