The Land Development Code (LDC) is a regulatory document that has been created to implement the goals and objectives within the Cornerstone 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The Land Development Code, adopted in 2003 with major revisions in 2004 and 2006, contains several requirements related to zoning, form districts, land use, building & site design, transportation, landscaping and signage.
1st through 4th class cities in Kentucky have their own zoning authority, meaning they can choose which versions or sections of the LDC to adopt. Louisville-Jefferson County has 12 such cities, including Louisville Metro. 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.
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODES (By Jurisdiction)
- Land Development Code
- Chapter One : Definitions
- Chapter Two: Zoning Districts
- Chapter Three: Special Districts
- Chapter Four: Generally Applicable Development Standards
- Chapter Five: Form Districts
- Chapter Six: Mobility Standards
- Chapter Seven: Subdivision Regulations
- Chapter Eight: Sign Regulations
- Chapter Nine: Parking and Loading
- Chapter Ten: Trees, Landscaping and Open Space
- Chapter Eleven: Development Review Procedures
Maps and other informaiton
- Old Louisville/Limerick TNZD Map
- Category 2A vs 2B Distinction
- SoBro Planned Development District
- Land Development Code Interpretations
LDC interpretations are made by the Department Director where the language within the LDC is ambiguous, unclear or where a specific use or provision is absent. A number of the interpretations have been made available online to clarify frequently asked questions.
- Need to know the zoning of a structure? If you have the address, you find the zoning classification and additional information with our online mapping tool.
Local municipalities with Zoning Authority