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
- 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:
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.
LDC's for Cities with Zoning Authority
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.