Welcome to the LMPHW Plan Review

The Plan Review Division reviews commercial and residential plans in Louisville Metro. Plans are reviewed for public buildings, sewers, wastewater treatment plants, mobile home parks, swimming pools, food service establishments and residential property not served by sewers. This division also must give approval for both major and minor subdivision plats. 

Plan Review’s approval is required before a plumbing permit, food service permit or a building permit can be issued. This assures that a lot or project has both water and a sewage disposal method available. 

The Plan Review Division will assure there is potable water and sewage disposal available with either a property service connection (PSC) or an approved on-site system.

Submittal of a plan review application is required. View and complete the Plan Review Application Form

When you have received your plan review invoice, you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

You can contact the Plan Review Division by calling 502-574-6593. 

 

Commercial Plan Review

Public Facilities

Applicants must submit a digital (PDF) copy of plans via email to [email protected]. The Plan Review Division will notify applicants when hard copies can be submitted. All plans must include an application, site utility plan, floor plans, plumbing plans, plumbing risers, and water risers. 

When you have received your plan review invoice you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Tattoo, Body Piercing, Microblading & Permanent Makeup Service Establishments

Applicants must submit a digital (PDF) copy of plans via email to [email protected]. The Plan Review Division will notify applicants when hard copies can be submitted.

Applicants should submit a hard copy of floor plans to our office location at 400 E. Gray St, Louisville, KY 40202, along with a digital copy (PDF) sent via email to [email protected]

Hard copies of floor plans must include:

  • A completed application 
  • Construction set (for new construction)
  • Detailed floor plans (see floor plan example)
  • Plumbing plans and plumbing risers. 
  • Water risers
  • Zoning Verification Letter from Planning and Design if applicable, visit their website here.

When you have received your plan review invoice you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information regarding Tattoo, Body Piercing, and Microblading & Permanent Makeup Service Establishments, click here 

Public Swimming Pools (any pool other than residential behind a single-family) 

Public swimming pools are those that are operated by communities, subdivisions, apartment complexes, condominiums, clubs, camps, schools, institutions, parks, mobile home parks, hotels, recreational areas, or similar public facilities.

The Contractor submits a plan application, pool data sheet, equipment specifications and required fees in accordance with State and Local regulations. To view the 2007 amendment to Chapter 900 of the sanitary code, click here.

 (a) A site plan of the general area showing a sectional view of the facility complex with all necessary dimensions; including

     1. All structures on site (office/clubhouse, bathrooms, showers, storage, equipment room, etc.)

     2. All utilities (including public or private waste disposal), with easements and dimensions;

     3. Fence locations, gates, and height.

     4. Emergency telephone location.

     5. Water depths and profiles.

     6. Water depth markings and other deck markings.

     7. Lifeguard chairs.

     8. Safety equipment locations;

     9. Pool Rules and other required signage.

(b) A piping diagram of the pool showing all appurtenances in sufficient detail, as well as pertinent sizing and locations. From the pool to the equipment room to permit a hydraulic analysis of the system;

(c) The specifications shall contain details on all treatment equipment, including performance ranges of pumps, chlorinators, chemical feeders, filters, strainers, lights, skimmers, inlet and outlet fittings, diving boards, safety equipment and other related equipment;  

(d) A statement of the design, bather load expected to use the facility at any given time;

(e) Drawing of equipment room showing placement of equipment, floor drain, backwash sump ;and

(f) A Pool Data Sheet, Building Permit Application, KY Plan application, and Swimming Pool Enclosure Requirements, click here

(g) Submit required review and inspection fees.

  • Owners shall keep (1) set of approved plans available for inspection at the job site in the possession of the actual builder of the facility.
  • Upon completion of the swimming and bathing facility, a notarized statement certifying completion of the facility in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and this administrative regulation shall be submitted to the Health Department by the engineer, architect, or person who prepared plans, and shall be accompanied by a request for inspection prior to occupancy. The facility shall not be used until final inspection by affected agencies demonstrates compliance with this administrative regulation.
  • Unless construction is begun within one (1) year from date of approval, the approval shall expire. Extension of approval may be granted upon written request to the Health Department.
  • No change in location, construction, design, materials, or equipment shall be made to approved plans or the facility without the written approval of the Health Department and all other agencies having jurisdiction.
  • For more information regarding Public Swimming Pools, click here
Hotels

Applicants must submit a digital (PDF) copy of plans and a detailed equipment PDF for all restaurants, bars and any other food facility within the hotel via email to LMPHW Plan Review Food [email protected].  The Plan Review Division will notify applicants when hard copies can be submitted.

All plan must include:

  • an application
  • construction set (for new construction)
  • site utility plan
  • floor plans
  • plumbing plans
  • water risers
  • plumbing risers

If providing food service, multiuse or reusable glassware or dishes hotels must provide adequate and effective facilities for cleaning and sanitizing as set forth in 902 KAR 45:005, Kentucky Food Code.

When you have received your plan review invoice you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information regarding KY hotel regulations, click here

Tanning

The Kentucky Department for Public Health and local health departments are required by law to monitor tanning facilities. This law is designed to protect the public from exposure to ultraviolet rays, which can cause skin cancer, as well as to inform the public about the dangers of tanning. The Plan Review Division will review plans for tanning salons in the Louisville Metro area.

Applicants must submit a digital (PDF) copy of plans via email to [email protected]. The Plan Review Division will notify applicants when hard copies can be submitted.

Submittal copies must include:

  • An application 
  • construction set (for new construction)
  • detailed floor plans
  • plumbing plans
  • plumbing risers
  • water risers

When you have received your plan review invoice you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

There are three requirements to operate a tanning facility in Kentucky :

  • Parental consent: All children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when using a tanning bed. Children older than 14 but under age 18 must have written parental consent before using a tanning bed. Tanning salons are required to keep all consent forms on file.
  • Signs: All tanning salons must post a sign to inform consumers about the dangers of overexposure to tanning beds, the need for protective eyewear and potential reactions to the UV light from tanning beds.
  • Registration: All tanning salons must register with the local health department and pay a $75 permit fee each calendar year.
  • To register your tanning facility please contact the Public Facilities program at (502) 574-6650
Mobile Home & RV Parks

Plumbing plans and the KY Plan Review Form shall be submitted to the local health department. 

Note: Plans must include the water source if private or if the community is in a flood plain. For more information, click here

  • The local health department reviews the plans and forwards approved plans to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction for further approval. For more information regarding guidelines for reviewing plans on mobile home communities, click here
  • For more information regarding guidelines for reviewing plans on recreational vehicles, click here

 

Residential Plan Review

Residential with an on-site sewage disposal system

Applicants must submit:

To pay for Plan Review Fees, you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Residential Inground Pools

The Plan Review Division reviews plans of residential homes that have pools and septic systems.

Applicants must submit:

  • a detailed site plan indicating the location of all structures, full septic system (if applicable), existing & proposed pool and/or pool house, property lines and pool specifications and the distance from the property line on each side (setbacks).
  • A floor plan is also required for proposed structures.
  • Fee: $25
To pay for Plan Review Fees, you may pay online using this link or visit our office location at 400 E. Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For the Department of Codes and Regulations, swimming pool enclosure requirements, click here.

For Building Code Enforcement requirements, click here.


    Bond Reinspection

    Bond Reinspection


    The following elements are required for Subdivision Drainage Bond inspections:  

    1. A plat map of the subdivision 
    2. A composite drainage map that includes any red-line drawings 

    Maps may be sent electronically, however if the subdivision is particularly large, it may be necessary to furnish full-sized plans.  Prior to the Health Departments initial inspection, please ensure that: 

    • All catch basins have been cleaned and they have no standing water. 
    • All concrete ditches and swales have been cleaned, flow properly, and are properly vegetated. 
    •  Remove all dandy bags, rock check bags, standpipes, etc. so that waterflow will follow the proper finish grade. 
    • All swales have been mowed such that the bottom of the swale can be observed. 
    • All headwalls and aprons are clean, ensure that water does not stand on the aprons or in drainage pipes. 
    •  All lift points on catch basins, headwalls and drainage installations have been properly grouted so that water will not stand in them. 
    • The development is 80% built.  

    Not providing the proper documentation will result in inspection delays.  If any of the pre-inspection items above have not been adequately addressed prior to the day of inspection, a full inspection will not be provided until the above items are addressed.  

    Email is the preferred means of communication for the sake of record keeping. Please email Matthew Vanderpool, [email protected] and Erica O’Brien, [email protected] When requesting an inspection or re-inspection, please be sure to include the subdivision and section number in the subject line of your email. For information regarding Vector Control click here


    Food Requirements and Plan Review

    Food Requirements and Plan Review

    Applicants must submit a detailed digital (PDF) copy of the equipment plans with the key via email to [email protected] . The Plan Review Division will notify applicants when hard copies can be submitted.

    Plans can be submitted in-person or mailed at the address below:

    Plan Review
    Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness
    400 East Gray Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (502) 574-6953

    All plans must include: 

    • an application
    • construction set (New construction only)
    • site utility plan, outdoor seating areas (you may print a base map from www.lojic.org )(new construction only)
    • floor plans
    • plumbing plans
    • water risers
    • plumbing risers
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    • mechanical schematics, construction materials and finish schedules. (New construction only)

    Please indicate on the floor plan any areas for special processes, if HACCP plans have been created, please provide a PDF.

    Permits are non-transferable from one owner to another. To learn more about change of ownerships, click here.

    Metropolitan Sewer District’s Grease Trap -Sanitary sewers must be separated from kitchen waste sewers. Kitchen waste sewers must incorporate a grease trap as mandated and sized by MSD. Kitchen waste sewers discharging into a private sewage treatment plant must have the grease trap sized by MSD. For more information, please contact Chris Clark [email protected], 502-540-6974

    Reminders for construction:

    • Walls, floors, ceilings, and storage shelves in food prep and food storage areas must be hard, smooth, non-absorbent, and easily cleanable.
    • Self-closing doors required for restrooms.
    • Hand sink required for all preparation and wash areas.
    • Covered waste receptacle required for women’s restroom
    • Hot and cold running water at all receptacles

    Essential equipment requirements:

    • Mop sink
    • Hand sink(s) (in each cook, preparation and wash areas)
    • Three (3) compartment sink with drain boards
    • Restrooms as required by the Kentucky Plumbing Code
    • Back-flow preventer
    • Laundry facilities shall be physically separated from food prep and/or storage areas
    •  Mechanical dishwashers are optional 

      Click here to view printable PDF version of fee schedule

      Once plans are approved and stamped by the Plan Review Division and the establishment is ready to open, please call the Food Safety Program at (502) 574-6650

      For more information regarding Food Safety, click here

     

    Interagency Review Committee (IARC) Minor and Record Plats

    Interagency Review Committee (IARC) Minor and Record Plats

    The Plan Review Division is a part of the Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services (PDS) Interagency Review Committee (IARC). The IARC is a subcommittee of representatives from all primary review agencies and assists in the development of a method of distribution and timeline for reviewing cases. Our division reviews minor and record plats in Jefferson County and helps with the approval to obtain the multi-agency stamp.

    The fee for minor and record plat review is $25.

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