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Click here to apply for over the counter permits and contractor licenses on our online portal!

To obtain planning and building records, click here.


 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.

Click here to apply for over the counter permits and contractor licenses on our online portal!  

The Building Safety Division has adopted the 2018 ICC Buildings Codes. All permits submitted on or after October 10, 2018 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.

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 only from 8:00am-12:00pm

Contractor licenses received via e-mail or fax

Contractor licenses received over the counter

1 week

Anytime

Solar permits 3 weeks

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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Ritchie, Lisa

  • Departments:Planning & Building Safety
  • Title:Senior Planner
  • Phone:(303) 335-4596
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