Building Inspection

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

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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

One-Stop Shop

Lexington's One-Stop Shop can help walk you through the commercial and residential permitting process.

One-Stop Shop

Customer feedback

Let us know how we are doing. 

Building inspection survey.