Planning & Building Safety

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The Department of Planning and Building Safety is collecting feedback to improve our customer service.  Please let us know how we are doing by completing this short survey!

For building permit related questions, please call 303-335-4584 or email

For zoning and land use questions, please call 303-335-4592 or email

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

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


Homeowners: Here are tips from the Building Department when hiring contractors for hail damage. Beware of roofing scams! Click here for more info.

Solar panel and sky light replacements do NOT require building permits as long as they are like for like.


Due to the hail storm damage, the Building Department is expediting roof permits. You can request a temporary permit once we have received your permit application via email. If you do not request a temporary permit then you will not receive one. You cannot schedule a mid-roof until you have received your building permit. Click here for instructions on obtaining a temporary permit, building permit, and roofing contractor license.

Click here for the roofing code/design criteria handout.

Click here for the inspection instruction handout.

RFP for Roofing Code Consulting Services: The Building Department is accepting proposals from qualified consulting firms or individuals to provide building inspection services. Click here for more details.  

 Planning and Zoning

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 and contractor’s licenses, conducts building, electrical and plumbing inspections, and handles water and sewer tap fees. 

The Building Safety Division will be adopting the 2018 building codes this October! If you would like free access to the 2018 ICC Building Codes, please click here.

July 17th Over the Counter Tuesday: Due to lack of staff, we will be having applicants drop off their OTC permits on Tuesday. Then we will be reviewing and approving on Thursday and Friday. We will contact you when your permit has been approved. We apologize for the inconvenience and delay in the plan review process. Please contact us at 303-335-4584 if you have any questions.  

Building Permit Applications & Forms




Current Review Times

Any Commercial work – including signs and fences

6 weeks

Any Residential work with plan review

6 weeks

Contractor licenses received via e-mail or fax

1 week

Over the counter permits (where the structure has been constructed after 1956) and contractors licenses received in person

Over the counter on Tuesdays from 8:00am-12:00pm

Over the counter permits, where the structure was constructed prior to 1955

Minimum 1 week

Changes to an existing issued permit

*Must include original set of approved plans

Minimum 3 days

Starting 01/20/15 - Over the Counter Plan Review for minor permits every Tuesday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Permits that qualify are: fences, decks, pergolas, sheds, small residential remodels including basement finishes, hot tubs, gas lines, and size change or new opening for windows or doors.

Any work being done on the exterior where the structure was constructed prior to 1955 cannot be reviewed over the counter

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


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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
Zuccaro, RobertDirector of Planning & Building SafetyPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4590