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Division of Building Inspection


Mailing Address 101 E. Vine St.,
Second Floor
Lexington, KY 40507


(859) 258-3770
Fax Fax: (859) 258-3780
Dewey Crowe








The mission of the Division of Building Inspection is to ensure public safety and community integrity by working with the public to achieve consistent compliance with applicable building codes and local regulations.


**Effective March 1, 2015, fees for HVAC/Mechanical permits will be increasing, please see page two of the current Fee Schedule for newly adopted HVAC/Mechanical Fees by clicking here.


Building Inspection Recent Updates Below

Effective September 16, 2013 the hours for Plan Review will be 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. During the hours of 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM applications and plans can be submitted for future review.


In accordance with Ordinance 63-2013, The Division of Water Quality must authorize new sewer service connections or increases in flow from existing sewer connections. These approvals must be submitted prior to or in conjunction with your application for a building permit.

To view Ordinance 63-2013, click here.


The primary purpose of the Division of Building Inspection is to ensure safe minimum levels of construction through enforcement of the uniform Kentucky Building Code.  

New building codes adopted:
In 2013, the state approved the 2013 Kentucky Building Code and the 2013 Kentucky Residential Code. See Current Codes for further information on the implementation and effective dates for these new codes.

Contractors Must Register
We have now registered over 1600 contractors to work in Lexington-Fayette County under the new Contractors Registration Ordinance. This ordinance requires all contractors to register with the Division of Building Inspection. For additional information call us. Unregistered contractors cannot obtain building permits. Contractor Registration Application.

Frequently asked questions and steps to the process of becoming a registered contractor in Lexington-Fayette County can be found here:Contractor Registration Information Sheet

Monthly Reports
The Division of Building Inspection generates statistical reports for permits issued by month. See Monthly Reports.

Check Commercial Project Status
Check the permit approval status of your project on line by using the parcel identification number assigned during the application process. If you need to obtain the parcel identification number for your project please contact us at 859-258-3770.  Click here to check your project status

Most-Requested Information

For more information, contact Division of Building Inspection


Last updated: 5/13/2015 11:09:17 AM