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.
***ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS***
***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.***
**ATTENTION CONTRACTORS AND DEVELOPERS **
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. This is closely followed by the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, which provides for the safe orderly growth of our community.
New building codes adopted:
In July the state approved the 2007 Kentucky Building Code and the 2007 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
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
Downloadable Permit Applications
Contractor Registration Application
Certificate Of Occupancy Application
Review Board Form
Tank Installation Permits (Above/Below Ground)
New Residential Construction
Residential Remodeling, Room Additions, Decks, and Storage Buildings
Board of Architectural Review
For more information, contact Division of Building Inspection