Effective July 1, 2017: Change in Impact Fee Schedule


Please check with the Building Safety Division to determine if you are required to get a building permit before you start your project. All contractor's must be licensed to work in the City of Louisville and noted on the Building Permit Application.

The City of Louisville has adopted the 2012 International Building Codes including the requirement for fire sprinkler systems in all new residential construction (2014 or newer). The City has also adopted the 2017 NEC.

Permit Application and Information

Fees and Taxes

Other Useful Information

Current Review Times

Any Commercial work – including signs and fences

6 weeks

Any Residential work with plan review

6 weeks

Contractor licenses received via e-mail or fax 1 week

Over the counter permits (where the structure has been constructed after 1956)

Over the counter on Tuesdays from 8:00am-12:00pm

Over the counter permits, where the structure was constructed prior to 1955

Minimum 1 week

Changes to an existing issued permit

*Must include original set of approved plans

Minimum 3 days

Starting 01/20/15 - Over the Counter Plan Review for minor permits every Tuesday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Permits that qualify are: fences, decks, pergolas, sheds, small residential remodels including basement finishes, hot tubs, gas lines, and size change or new opening for windows or doors.

Any work being done on the exterior where the structure was constructed prior to 1955 cannot be reviewed over the counter

Note: Review times are based on a complete permit submittal. Submittals requiring more information may extend the posted review time.


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