Online Permitting Portal

Due to Louisville Metro Business Portal system maintenance, all Contractor License Modifications and permit application types in the Building tab will be unavailable from Friday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. until Monday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m.  This includes Building (Residential & Commercial), Electrical, HVAC, Fire Suppression & Detection, and Miscellaneous categories. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

What can you do on this portal?

  • Apply for a construction permit or license (see list below)
  • Track progress and get notifications via email
  • Submit drawings for review
  • Pay permit fees
  • Request an inspection - The calendar no longer allows users to select the date of the request. Your request will be entered as soon as you submit. 
  • Lookup a pending applications, issued permits and inspection results
  • Search construction permits
  • Review account information

What are the different construction permits & licenses?

Commercial Permits

  • Cell Tower Permit
  • Commercial Addition
  • Commercial Alteration
  • Commercial Foundation
  • Commercial New
  • Electrical Commercial
  • Fire Detection
  • Fire Suppression System
  • HVAC Commercial
  • Mechanical Refrigeration Permit
  • Parking Lot Permit
  • Pool/Spa - Commercial
  • Range Hood Permit

Residential Permits

  • HVAC Residential
  • Pool/Spa - Residential
  • Residential Addition
  • Residential Alteration
  • Residential Foundation
  • Residential New

Miscellaneous Permits

  • Building Moving
  • Change of Use
  • Fence Permit
  • Fireplace Permit
  • Retaining Wall Permit
  • Wrecking Permit

Building Business Licenses

  • Boarding House License Application
  • Donation Bin Location License Application
  • Outdoor Advertising Business License Application
  • Shelter License Application

Contractor Licenses

  • Electrical Contractor License Application
  • Fire Detection Contractor License Application
  • Fire Suppression Contractor License Application
  • General Building Contractor License Application
  • HVAC Contractor License Application
  • Manufactured Fireplace License Application
  • Master Wrecker License Application
  • Mechanical Refrigeration License Application
  • Moving Contractor License Application
  • Plumbing Contractor License Application
  • Rangehood Contractor License Application
  • Sign Contractor License Application
  • Wrecking Contractor License Application









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