P&Z Building Permits

Planning & Zoning COVID-19 Operations

Access to department Applications, Regulations, Forms and Mapping can be obtained from the Franklin County website at below.

Applications and Forms will be accepted by US Postal Service and email at pz@franklincountyky.com. Scans, photographs, PDF and JPEG file formats are acceptable. Acceptable forms of payment include check or credit/debit cards. All payments by card must be made over the telephone and a 2.49% convenience fee will be applied to all credit card transactions. Cash is not accepted at this time.

To schedule Electrical and Building inspections, please call the Planning and Building Codes office at 502-875-8701. Your call will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel. Inspectors will be preparing inspection schedules between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Building Permit Information

The Building Division is responsible for monitoring permitted construction of new and existing buildings to ensure that work performed meets code and ordinance regulations.

Building Permits are required for the following building projects:  decks, inground pools, storage buildings (greater than 200 s.q. ft.), residences, and commercial buildings.  Additionally renovations to any structure other than facial are required to have a building permit.

To obtain a building permit you must fill out an application and submit it along with two (2) sets of building plans to the planning and zoning office.  All applications for building permits must be submitted to the office, no permit will be issued via email or online.  To download the building permit application and supporting forms simply select it from the list on the right side of this page and download the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader, then return the completed forms along with any building plans to the planning and zoning office for review and issuance.

Inspection Required

Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the building official at different stages throughout the project and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved.(Kentucky Building Code Section 109.1)  Please call the office to schedule an appointment for inspection, no inspections will be scheduled via email or phone message.

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