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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Planning, Zoning & Building Code Enforcement, through its staff, serve the citizens of Franklin County by providing building and electrical inspections for construction projects in Franklin County.
Staff administers the Franklin County Zoning Ordinance and the Frankfort and Franklin County Subdivision and Development Plan Regulations. In addition, the staff provides input into the development of the Community’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides the overall growth management framework to guide and shape the future landscape of Franklin County.
Fax: (502) 875-8737
Phone: (502) 875-8701
8 AM – 4:30 PM
321 West Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601
Planning & Zoning Staff
Chief Electrical Inspector
The Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission hears zone map amendments, certain development plans and/or subdivisions, modifications to standards, and all projects within a Planned Unit Development. The Board consists of 5 City, 5 County, and 1 representative appointed by the Governor.
The Board of Zoning Adjustments considers dimensional variances to setbacks or height, conditional use permits, and appeals of administrative determinations. The Board consists of 4 City and 3 County representatives.
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.
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
Electric Permit Information
The Electric Division is responsible for monitoring permitted installations of electrical wiring in new and existing buildings to ensure that work performed meets code and ordinance regulations.
Electric Permits are required for all new and existing buildings as well as
To obtain an electric permit simply visit the Planning and Building Codes office and fill out an application and pay the inspection fees. The electric inspector will issue a permit and schedule inspections as requested by the client.
Electrical work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the electric official at different stages throughout the project and such work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved. Please call the office to schedule an appointment for inspection, no inspections will be scheduled via email or phone message.
Any factory, warehouse, school, or other large structure which requires multiple inspections outside of the required temporary, rough-in and final inspections to keep up with the progress of electrical work being performed,
Zoning Permit Information
Zoning Permits are required for the following projects: Fences, Storage Buildings (120 sq. ft. or less), above ground swimming pools, retaining walls (less than 4′ high), Driveways/sidewalks on private property. The permit fee is $10.00.
Franklin County Flood Information
FEMA presentation about the Lower Kentucky Watershed
Storm Water & Drainage Information
(Caution: Large File)