Get a License
In addition to the licenses below, our customer service portal allows you to search for construction permits, planning & zoning applications, property maintenance cases, ABC Licenses, PVA Reports, vacant properties, building reports, planning reports, contractor reports.
The following licenses can be searched or obtained by signing into or signing up for an account in the Metro Business Portal:
Building Business Licenses
- Boarding House License Application
- Donation Bin Company License Application
- Donation Bin Location License Application
- Outdoor Advertising Business License Application
- Shelter License Application
- Armed Security Business License Application
- Pawnbroker/Secondhand Dealer Business License Application
- Tobacco Ordinance Application
- 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
- Long Term Rental Registration
- Short Term Rental Application
Public Works / Solid Waste (SWMS) Applications & Licenses
The following permits can be searched or obtained by signing into or signing up for an account in the Metro Business Portal:
- Accessible Parking Zone Application
- Encroachment Curb Cut
- Encroachment Permit
- License Agreement Application
- Loading Zone Application
- Outdoor Seating Application
- Pod or Dumpster Permit
- Pole Banner Application
- ROW Large Area Block Permit
- Compost Application
- Junkyard License Application
- Landfill License Application
- Recycling Application
- Transfer Station License Application
Animal Services Licenses
- 1 Year - Altered License
Get a 1 year altered pet license online, download the application, visit us or visit a vet.
- 3 Year - Altered License
Get a 3 year altered pet license online, download the application, visit us or visit a vet.
- 1 Year Senior - Altered License
Get a 1 year senior-altered pet license online, download the application, visit us or visit a vet.
- 3 Year Senior - Altered License
Get a 3 year senior-altered pet license online, download the application, visit us or visit a vet.
- 1 Year - Unaltered License
Get a 1 year unaltered pet license online, download the application, visit us or visit a vet.
- Service Dog License
To obtain a service dog permit, please visit 3705 Manslick Road or call ((502) 361-1318 (option 3) to learn more.
- Multi-Pet License
Currently multi-pet licenses cannot be applied for online. Please visit the Animal House at 3516 Newburg Road or our location at 3705 Manslick Road. Call us to learn more at (502) 473-7387.
- Alarm Business License
To obtain an alarm business license, learn more here.
- Alarm Technician/Technician Temporary License
To obtain an alarm technician or an alarm technician temporary license, learn more here.
Jefferson County Clerk Licenses
- Marriage License
Marriage licenses can be obtained at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.
Circuit Court Clerk Licenses
- Drivers License
Visit Drive.ky.gov to get all the details about getting a drivers license in Louisville.