Planning & Building Safety

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The Planning and Building Safety Department has new front counter office hours. We will now only be open from 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. We will NOT be receiving any phone calls or walk-ins before or after our new front counter office hours unless it is by appointment.

Disclaimer: Over the counter Tuesday’s hours will remain the same: 8:00am-12:00pm (This does not include roof permits).


  Please allow 5 - 7 business days for processing roof permits.   

To obtain planning and building records, please fill out a Public Records Request form. 

 Planning and Zoning

We encourage you to visit our new Online Maps Webpage with planning and land use information! 

The Planning Department administers land use regulations in the City including zoning, development review, historic preservation, and long-range planning. They also serve as the first contact for developers and landowners who are considering new development or changes to existing development.

In addition, the Department handles updates to, and the implementation of, the City's Comprehensive Plan. The plan defines the long-range goals and intentions regarding the direction of future development within the City. It contains elements on land use, transportation, community facilities, design, historic preservation, and housing.

Building Safety

The Building Safety Division oversees all building and construction in Louisville. It issues building permits, contractor’s licenses, and conducts building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections.

The Building Safety Division is adopting the 2018 ICC Buildings Codes effective October 10, 2018. All permits submitted on or after October 10th must adhere to the 2018 codes. If you would like free access to these codes, please click here.

All deck permits must submit engineered stamped plans at the time of application per our recent adoption of the 2018 ICC Building Codes.

The Building Department no longer requires building permits for like for like window permits. We have amended this requirement with the adoption of the 2018 IRC Code. This amendment is effective now.  

Current Review Times

Over the counter permits: Click here to see which permits apply.  Anytime
Over the counter permits (Tuesdays): Click here to see which permits apply.  Over the counter on Tuesdays from 8:00am-12:00pm

Contractor licenses received via e-mail or fax

Contractor licenses received over the counter

1 week


Any Residential work with a plan review

4-6 weeks

Any Commercial work – including signs and fences 4-6 weeks

Plan revisions to an existing issued permit

Minimum 1 week

Note: Review times are based on a complete permit submittal. Submittals requiring more information may extend the posted review time.


Get to know the Building Department Staff!

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Burgener, JuliePermit TechnicianPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4584
Dean, KristinPrincipal PlannerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4591
Dewitz, RandyBuilding InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4586
Harman, JonBuilding InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4582
Maralit, Eleanor Plans ExaminerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4585
Ritchie, LisaAssociate PlannerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4596
Root, ChadChief Building OfficialPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4580
Schettler, LizSenior Administrative AssistantPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4592
Selvoski, FelicityPlanner/Historic PreservationPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4594
Zuccaro, RobertDirector of Planning & Building SafetyPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4590