Planning & Building Safety

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McCaslin Small Area Plan Adopted March 7, 2017

Effective October 1, 2016: Water and Sewer Tap Fee Increase

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 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.

Current Review Times

Any Commercial work – including signs and fences

4 weeks

Any Residential work with plan review

3 weeks

Over the counter permits and contractors licenses received by email or fax

*Permits will still need to be picked up in person

3 business days

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

over the counter

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

Minimum 1 week

Commercial and Residential demo prior to the issuance of a permit

*Must include plans showing the demo work

Minimum 3 days

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, residential remodels.

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.


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. 

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Arvanites, JessicaPlan Reviewer/Combination Building InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4585
Dean, KristinPrincipal PlannerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4591
Dewitz, RandyBuilding InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4586
Harman, JonBuilding InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4582
Ritchie, LisaAssociate PlannerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4596
Schettler, LizSenior Administrative AssistantPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4592
Swanson, KenChief Building OfficialPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4580
Trice, LaurenPlanner II/Historic Preservation PlannerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4594
Zuccaro, RobertDirector of Planning & Building SafetyPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4590