Land Development Code

The Land Development Code (LDC) is a regulatory document that has been created to implement the goals, objectives, and policies set forth in Louisville Metro's comprehensive plan - Plan 2040. The LDC provides requirements related to zoning, form districts, land use, building & site design, transportation, landscaping, and signage.

Some cities in Jefferson County have their own zoning authority, meaning they can choose which regulations to adopt into their local LDC. Louisville Metro/Jefferson County has 12 such cities. The LDC in effect for each jurisdiction can be found below with any revisions or amendments that have been made and that are in effect in that specific jurisdiction.

Louisville Metro LDC

Current Louisville Metro Land Development Code

  • Chapter 1: General Provisions
  • Chapter 2: Zoning Districts
  • Chapter 3: Special Districts
  • Chapter 4: Generally Applicable Development Standards
  • Chapter 5: Form Districts
  • Chapter 6: Mobility Standards
  • Chapter 7: Subdivision Regulations
  • Chapter 8: Sign Regulations
  • Chapter 9: Parking and Loading
  • Chapter 10: Tree Canopy, Landscaping and Open Space
  • Chapter 11: Development Review Procedures

Zoning/Form District Maps and Other LDC Info

Zoning and Form district designations, as well as other information, can be viewed an interactive map hosted by LOJIC


Planned Development Districts

A Planned Development District or PDD is intended to promote diversity and integration of uses and structures in a planned development through flexible design standards that create new development that is livable, diverse, and sustainable; Promote efficient and economic uses of land and respect and reinforce existing communities, integrating new development with existing development to ensure compatibility. Louisville Metro has the following Planned Development Districts:

Altawood Court


Irish Hill

Liberty Green

Paristown Pointe


Tyler Town Center

LDC/Zoning Interpretations

An interpretation may be made by the Director of PDS if language within the LDC is ambiguous, unclear, or contradictory, as well as in some situations in which a specific use or provision is absent.

Current Interpretations

LDC's for Cities with Zoning Authority


City of Anchorage website

Anchorage Development Code - Updated June 2020

Douglass Hills

Douglass Hills website

Douglas Hills Land Development Code - June 2015

Graymoor Devondale

Graymoor Devondale website

Graymoor Devondale Land Development Code - August 2009


Hurstbourne website

Hurstbourne Land Development Code - May 2011

Indian Hills

Indian Hills website

Indian Hills Development Code - January 2010


Jeffersontown website

Jeffersontown Land Development Code

AnchorageDevelopment Code - Updated June 2020 (Anchorage)
Douglass HillsLand Development Code - June 2015 (Douglas Hills)
Graymoor Devondale          Land Development Code - August 2009 (Graymoor Devondale)
HurstbourneLand Development Code - May 2011 (Hurstbourne)
Indian HillsDevelopment Code - January 2010 (Indian Hills)
JeffersontownLand Development Code (Jeffersontown)

Land Development Code - December 2015 (Lyndon)

The following ordinances have amended the Land Development Code, but are not incorporated within the above document:


Land Development Code (Middletown)

The following ordinances have amended the Land Development Code, but are not incorporated within the above document:

ProspectLand Development Code - December 2012 (Prospect)
ShivelyLand Development Code - June 2008 (Shively)
St. Matthews

Development Code (St. Matthews)

The following ordinances have amended the Development Code, but are not incorporated within the above document:

St. Regis Park

Land Development Code - December 2009 (St. Regis Park)

Previous Versions of the LDC

The regulations within the LDC are subject to amendment. If you need a previous version of a regulation, such as to ascertain nonconforming rights, please contact PDS at (502)574-6230.

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