City Hall and City Services will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th from 8-10 am for an all-employee meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!

The Building Safety Division has adopted the 2018 ICC Buildings 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. 

Click here to apply online for residential over the counter permits (includes a/c, furnace, water heater, roofing, siding, sewer/water repair, and MEPs) and contractor licenses!  

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


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.


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