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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 / Applications

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 Application

Submit a temporary food service application.

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

2024Belvedere Application

Special Event Application for the Belvedere along with information regarding the insurance requirements for special events within Louisville Parks and Recreation. Learn more

2024 Belvedere Weight Restriction

The Belvedere Plaza has been reviewed for loading by structural engineers. The following restrictions are based on a thorough review of site conditions and the as built drawings for the site. Event Producers are required to read, understand, adhere to and sign off on the weight restrictions outlined as follows. Learn more.

2024 Motion Picture, TV, Commercial Filming Permit

The permit will be issued to the applicant with the intent to film/video on streets or property subject to the jurisdiction of Louisville Parks and Recreation for the times and locations designated below. The permit must be in possession of the applicant at all times while on location. Learn more.

2024 Parks Public Event Application

Application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to event request. Learn more.

2024 Parks Vending Permit Application

Application for vending permit for stationary, mobile, mobile food unit, special event vending. Learn more.


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.

Air Pollution Source Construction and Operating Permits

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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