City launches new permitting process webpage

In an effort to provide 24-hour access to permitting and zoning processes, the City today announced the launch of a new one-stop online permit discovery tool, “One-Stop Lexington.”

The new tool will allow business owners and homeowners to more easily navigate the construction permit process.

“It is important for our residents and business owners to be able to engage with City government, and to do it efficiently,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “This new tool allows those seeking construction permits to get answers to construction and development questions, and to get a step-by-step understanding of local zoning, permits, and licenses. This also has the potential to greatly help attract new businesses and strengthen economic development.”

One-Stop Lexington, now live at, involves a zoning portal, commercial construction portal, and residential construction portal. The page helps business owners and residents who are starting complex projects, like a new construction or renovation project, to more easily be guided through the City’s permitting requirements. It also provides an opportunity for developers new to Lexington to learn more about the City’s permitting and licensing requirements. The site provides a customized guide to help applicants understand the permits and licenses their project will need, as well as associated costs.

By moving this process online, the City hopes to provide reliable, targeted feedback, and give the City insight into development trends in the community.