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Below we offer you links to popular permits.  If you're wanting to search for construction permits,  planning & zoning applications, property maintenance cases, ABC Licenses, PVA Reports, vacant properties, building reports, planning reports, or contractor reports use our customer service portal to look for permits in a variety of ways.


Construction Permits

Electrical permits can be obtained online or in print.

Electrical permits for homeowners can only be obtained in print.

Permits for HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning, manufactured fireplaces, mechanical refrigeration, range hood, solid fuel burning device, fire suppression, fire detection) can be obtained online or print.

Building permits for single family & accessory structures can be obtained online or in print.

Sign permits can be obtained online or in print.

Permits can be obtained online or in print.

Fire detection permits can be obtained online or in print.

Permits for building plan review (Building Commercial and Multi - Unit) can be obtained online or in print.

Permits for residential wrecking can be obtained online or in print. Permits for commercial wrecking can be obtained in print.

Tent permits can be obtained online or in print.

A moving permit allows a building to be moved in Jefferson County. Permits can be obtained online or in print.


Codes & Regulations Permits

To learn all the details about how to get a special events permit click here. If you're ready to get your permit and you want to pay for it online click here. Click here to download the special events form.

To learn all the details about becoming a food truck vendor in Louisville click here. To learn about getting a permit click here.

To learn what requirements are needed to operate a horse drawn carriage in Louisville please call (502) 574-3591.

Stationary vendor permits and issued for vendors who are vending in one location and are not mobile.

A master vendor permit allows the holder of the permit to charge other vendors to be a part of the event. To download the application for special event master vendor permit, click here. To learn more about putting on a special event, check out our special events handbook.

To learn more about putting on a special event with pyrotechics, check out our special events handbook. To download the application for a pyrotechnic permit, click here.

For information about offering ground transportation in Louisville, click here.

Any agency offering for hire, armed security guards, or any company that has private armed security guards, must be licensed with Louisville Metro. In addition any person who works as an armed security guard, either for an agency, or a company, must be licensed. Learn more.

To obtain an escort permit, click here.

 

Health & Wellness Permits

A food service permit is a permit that is required to prepare food and operate a food service facility. Obtain a food service permit here.

A retail food permit is required to operate a retail food facility (pre-packaged food only). Obtain a retail food permit here.

Obtain a hotel/motel permit here to operate a hotel or motel in Louisville.

To obtain a temporary food service permit click here.

Obtain a waste hauler permit here to operate waste hauler vehicle(s).

Obtain a permit to operate a mobile home park here.

Obtain a permit to operate a youth camp here.

Obtain a permit to operate a tattoo studio here.

Obtain a permit to operate a waste water treatment plant here.

Obtain a permit to operate a body piercing studio here.

Obtain a permit to operate a limited ear piercing studio here.

To learn all the details about becoming a food truck vendor in Louisville click here.

Obtain a permit to operate a swimming facility here.

 

Public Works Permits
 

December 16, 2016: Public Works is currently working on adding the following permits online.   We appreciate your patience. Please call (502) 574-5810 to get information on these Public Works permits.
 

  • Accessible Parking Zone
  • Encroachment
  • Wide Load
  • Street Furniture
  • Street Banner
  • Loading Zone
  • Dumpsters/PODS

Parks & Recreation Permits

Metro Parks has 120 possible locations for your next outdoor event! Simply click here to obtain a permit/application. Please note that if you just want to reserve a picnic shelter, you should visit our Picnic Shelters & Lodges page instead.

Metro Parks has 120 possible locations for your next outdoor event! Simply click here to obtain a permit. Please note that if you just want to reserve a picnic shelter, you should visit our Picnic Shelters & Lodges page instead.

Learn more about mobile food trucks in a metro park or Waterfront Park here.

Outdor athletic fields are available throughout the year. Most fields are available to the general public. Learn more here.

Interested in using a shelter, pavilion, lodge or stage at a metro park? click here.

Boot camp or clinics in a metro park require a special event permit. Learn more here.

An event in a metro park that will be commercial requires a special event permit. Learn more here.

An event in a metro park that will be non-commercial requires a special event permit. Learn more here.

 

Louisville Fire Permits

Permits can be obtained online.

Permits can be obtained online or in print.

Fire detection permits can be obtained online or in print.


Air Pollution Control District Permits

Learn more about how to obtain an asbestos removal permit here or get the permit forms here.

Learn more about how to obtain a gasoline dispensing permit here or get the permit forms here.

Learn more about how to obtain an industrial permit here or get the permit forms here.

Learn more about how to obtain an open burning permit here or get the permit forms here.