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. Handouts and Applications currently in the process of being updates to reflect the 2012 code changes.

Permit Application and Information

Fees and Taxes

Other Useful Information

Current Review Times

Any Commercial work – including signs and fences


Any Residential work with plan review

3 weeks

Over the counter permits and contractors licenses received by email or fax

*Permits will still need to be picked up in person

3 business days

Over the counter permits (where the structure has been constructed after 1956) and contractors licenses received in person

over the counter

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

Minimum 1 week

Commercial and Residential demo prior to the issuance of a permit

*Must include plans showing the demo work

Minimum 3 days

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, residential remodels.

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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