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In addition to the permits 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.

Please make note:

  • Licensed contractors will be able to apply for permits that are applicable to their contractors license online. The building permits listed below can be applied for without a contractor license if you own the property.

 

Building Permits

 

The following permits can be searched or obtained by signing into or signing up for an account in the Metro Business Portal:

Miscellaneous

  • Fence Permit
  • Retaining Wall Permit
  • Tent Permit

Residential

  • Pool/Spa - Residential
  • Residential Addition
  • Residential Alteration
  • Residential Foundation
  • Residential New


Rental Registration

The following permits can be searched or obtained by signing into or signing up for an account in the Metro Business Portal:

  • Long Term Rental Registration
  • Short Term Rental Application
     

Special Events Permits

The following permits can be searched or obtained by signing into or signing up for an account in the Metro Business Portal:

  • Fireworks Permit
  • Special Event Permit

 

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


Health and Wellness Permits

Food Service 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.

Retail Food Permits

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

Hotel/Motel Food Permit

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

Temporary Food Service Permit

To obtain a temporary food service permit click here.

Mobile Home Park Permit

Obtain a permit to operate a mobile home park here.

Youth Camp Permit

Obtain a permit to operate a youth camp here.

Tattoo Studio Permit

Obtain a permit to operate a tattoo studio here.

Body Piercing Studio Permit

Obtain a permit to operate a body piercing studio here.

Limited Ear Piercing Studio Permit

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

Mobile Food Unit Permit

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

Swimming Area Food Permit

Obtain a permit to operate a swimming facility here.

 

Parks and Recreation Permits

Public Event at a Park Permit

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.

Private Event at a Park Permit

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.

Vending in a Park Permit

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

Athletic Facility Reservation

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

Facility Usage Permit

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

Boot Camp Clinic Permit

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

Other Commercial Activity Permit

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

Non-Commercial Activity Permit

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


Louisville Fire Permits

Hazardous Materials Permit

Permits can be obtained online.

Fire Suppression Permit

Permits can be obtained online or in print.

Fire Detection Permit

Fire detection permits can be obtained online or in print.


Air Pollution Control District Permits

Asbestos Removal Permit

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

Gasoline Dispensing Permit

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

Industrial Permit

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

Open Burning Permit

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

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