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Building Inspection

The City and County have adopted the International Building Code and Residential Code which requires a building permit to  be approved prior to construction. The following are some examples of when a permit is required, but please note that this is not a complete list:


Any type of residence

Manufactured Home




Any type of addition to an existing structure

Storage shed/ accessory structure

Remodel of a structure or residence

Garage or Carport

In ground Pool


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**Contact the Planning Commission Office before you begin any project. You will be charged a fine for beginning any construction work without a permit. The building inspector is often working in the field, so if you plan to visit our office to speak to the inspector in person please note that guaranteed office hours are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30am. 

According to the Kentucky Building Code, no building or structure shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the building official.


Application forms and checklists can be found on the left side of this page. At the time of submittal you must turn in:


1. Two sets of Plans

2. Signed Application

3. Site Plan

4. Site Evaluation (if applicable)

5. Workers Comp. Ins.

6. Check or Money Order– calculated at drop-off


If this information is not received in full your permit will not be processed until all 6 items are turned in. At time of pick-up you will be given a sheet to remind you of the inspections that are required for your specific project. Do not start work until you have your  permit and inspections called in.

Electrical Permits

All Permitting as required by the State of Kentucky is done through the Planning office. The fee is $25 per permit.  Contact local electrical inspector Larry Rice (859) 338-6109 with any questions.

Building Inspection Fees


  • New Construction

  • Duplex/Townhhouse/Apts./Condos 

  • Garages, Carports, Breezeway, Deck, Porch 

  • Remodel/ Addition 

  • Finished Basement

  • Modular Home

  • Manufactured Home Placement

  • Residential Relocation 

  • Accessory Building Structure 

  • Swimming Pool -In Ground 


Inspection Fee:

  • Residential and Modular Home Inspections

          Footer, Foundation, Slab,

          Frame, Insulation, Final 

  • Manufactured Home Placement

  • Re-Inspection (3rd time) 

  • Certificate of Occupancy 

  • Commercial, Institutional, Industrial

  • Demolition Permit 

  • Signs 

  • Placement Permit

  • Minimum fee all permits 

  • Construction in progress or complete with no permit

  • Occupying without final inspection 

Commercial Building Permit Fees:

  • Construction Cost

    •  $0 - $49,000

    • $50,000 - $99,000

    • $100,00 - $200,000

    • Per each additional $100,000


$00.15 per sq. ft. including all floors, attic, bonus room and basement

$00.15 per sq. ft. includes attic and basement

$00.12 per sq. ft.

$00.15 per sq. ft.

$00.15 per sq. ft.

$00.15 per sq. ft. (KIBS)

$00.15 per sq. ft.

$00.15 per sq. ft. includes basement

$00.12 per sq. ft.






$25.00 per inspection

$25.00 per inspection



State Fees Adopted:


$75.00 per sign



Triple the listed fee on schedule plus inspection and occupancy permit

$150.00 initial fee, plus $50.00 per day




$50.00 added

State Projects:    Buildings that are 10,000 sq.ft. or more, intended for 100 or more occupancy, require a liquor license, or places such as churches with 300 or more seating all fall under the State Building House and Construction jurisdiction - please contact them at 502-573-0364 or contact our staff for general questions.

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