As of November 1, 2022, any permit that has exceeded the number of inspections associated with your permit will require payment of the additional inspection fee prior to the inspection being scheduled.  This will be an automatic requirement when requested on the business portal or when requests are submitted via phone or email.  The fee amount for additional inspections remains at $50.00.  We are not assessing an additional fee for any inspection with a result of “phone, cancelled, waived, no work, or rescheduled.”

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How to apply for a permit online - instructional video

In the permits and licensing section of Construction Review's website, you will find information about the requirements for getting various permits and licenses, including documents needed for submittal, fees for permits issued by this office, and other information to help you complete your application. 

All of these codes below are currently observed and enforced by our department. 

For more information, please visit the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

If you are a contractor and wish to apply for your permits online, you can request an account. At this time, we are unable to issue permits to homeowners, who must come to our office in order to obtain permits.  

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2018 Kentucky Building Code - Third Edition August 2022

2013 NFPA 1 Fire Prevention Code

2018 Kentucky Residential Code - Second Edition May 2020

2013 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems

2015 International Mechanical Code

2013 NFPA 13D Installation of Sprinkler Systems in 1-2 Family Dwellings

2015 International Fire Code (New construction projects, only when specifically referenced by the body of KBC)

2013 NFPA 13R Sprinkler System Installation up to & including 4 stories

2012 International Energy Conservation Code (KY Building Code)

2013 NFPA 14 Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

2009 International Energy Conservation Code (KY Residential Code)

2012 NFPA National Fuel Gas Code

2009 ICC/ANSI Accessible & Usable Buildings (KY Plumbing 815 KAR 20)

2017 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

KRS 236, 815 KAR 15 State Boiler Regulations

2013 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code

Metro Council Ordinance Chapter 150

2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code


More information regarding applicable ordinances

Submission examples for 2022

***Attention Owners and Builders/Contractors - Blue placards are needed for all building alteration permits and addition permits; except for New Residential or if it is over 1800 square feet.  You can purchase these for $2 in our office. 

You may also print your own, provided, it will need to be printed in color on 11”x17” paper and it needs to be able to hold up in rain, sleet & snow—like vinyl or hard plastic.  For a printable version click here. 

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