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.

Permit Applications

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.  

Plan Review Submittal Checklists

Water/Sewer Tap Forms 

Other Forms

Permit Fees



Louisville Municipal Code - Chapter 15, Buildings & Construction

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


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.


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