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.

Permit Fees will increase on January 15, 2020. To view our new fees, follow this link.

Follow the link for an informational video and instructions on applying for a permit online.


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 Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction website

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

You may download the Energy Conservation Certificate HERE


2018 KY Building Code (Based on the 2015 International Building Code)

2013 NFPA 1 Fire Prevention Code

2018 KY Residential Code (Based on the 2015 International Residential Code)

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


Further information regarding applicable ordinances can be found HERE