Building Inspection

Building Inspection's goal is to ensure safe construction of projects by enforcing the Kentucky Building Code

PLEASE NOTE: In response to COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations, until further notice, we will no longer accept in-person payments effective Monday, March 23, 2020. All Building Inspection permit payments can be done by credit card online. Checks and money orders for building permits and commercial landscape sureties can be mailed to the address below. Checks, money orders, and cash payments for building permits and commercial landscape sureties can be deposited at the LexServ dropbox in front of 200 East Main St. Payments deposited in the LexServ dropbox need to include the purpose of the payment and a copy of the emailed invoice or the record number and purpose of payment  No permits will be issued until payment has been received.

Division of Building Inspection
200 East Main Street
Lexington, KY  40507

COVID-19 retail and restaurant reopening guidelines.

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Permit fees

Current permit fees took effect July 1, 2019. A comprehensive review and restructuring of building permit fees was included as a part of the recently approved city budget for FY20. The changes primarily impact the residential sector with some limited impact to the commercial sector.

New fees

Contractor registration

We have now registered over 1,600 contractors to work in Lexington-Fayette County under the new Contractors Registration Ordinance.

This ordinance requires all contractors to register with the Building Inspection. For additional information call us. Unregistered contractors cannot obtain building permits.


Homeowner's corner

Permits that residents and homeowners need in order to build or make renovations to their property.

Permits for homeowners.


Truck-a-Palooza shifts gears, moves online

Virtual Truck-a-Palooza event provides an up-close look at City vehicles.