Permits, Plan Reviews & Inspections
Plan Reviews, Building Permits and Electrical Permits must be approved through the Building Division before work can begin. Schedule all progress inspections for your project by calling (270) 393-3676 or (270) 393-3615.
Permits must be approved for
Plan Review Requirements
Plan Review Material for Residential & Commercial Construction
Commercial Industrial and Multi-Family (3+Units)
Other Plan Reviews
Fence (6 feet or taller)
Tent (120 sq ft or more)
Call (270) 393-3676 or (270) 393-3615 to Schedule Progress Inspections.
Barren River District Health Department (270)781-8039 provides information on Plumbing Inspections.
Required Progress Inspections
How Different Types of Permits Are Used
Building Permit-approved building permit and plan review allow you to start work on your project. Progress Inspections are scheduled to check for sound foundations, footing and electrical work.
Electrical Permit-projects that involve installing or modifying electrical wiring or circuits, change in service, repair of service, placement of a temporary pole or relocation of an electrical appliance require approved electrical permit.
EPSC Plans-Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Plans (EPSC) protect our water, soil and vegetation. The ESPC Plan is required for all land-clearing activity, providing drainage perimeter controls, and stabilization of work-areas final seeding and finishing.
Demolition Permit-demolition and clearing land area requires a permit. Professionals familiar with potential electrical and hazardous emergency situations can prepare a comprehensive plan regarding the safety of your building site.
Excavating & Grading Permit-clearing land area in excess of 350 square feet requires grade slope and elevation plans. Projects excavating or grading more than an acre of land require additional storm water plans to prevent soil erosion and flooding.
Paving Permit-water drainage strategies are significant when paving a piece of property over 350 square feet. Paving plans and building permits must be approved for new parking lots and driveways.
Manufactured Home Permit-When assembling a manufactured home on land area 750 square feet or greater require a permit and Plot Plans. Smaller projects require a permit and dimensional drawings that show property lines and utility easements.
Mobile Home Permit-installing mobile home into a park requires a permit along with the signature of park owner or manager. Additions such as a porch, pool or storage building require a separate building permit.
House Moving Permit-housing structures moved using city roads require a permit and approved inspection. The placement location of the structure may require building or grading permits.
Fence Permit-fences standing above six feet in height require a permit and dimensional drawings. Property line set-backs, utility easements and prevention of soil erosion must be considered.
No Fee Permit-When constructing or placing an accessory structure less than 120 sq ft or a fence less than 6' tall. No fee will be charged for these approvals.
Sign Permit-Permanent and Temporary signs require an approved permit on file with the Building Division. Signs must conform to the Sign Standards set out in Article 4 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Permanent Signs placed on a building require 5 copies of plot plans with approved engineering stamp for review. Temporary signs may be placed on a building without obtaining a permit when existing Permanent sign permit is on file with the Building Division.
Temporary Signs not fixed to a building, portable freestanding, or eye catchers require a Temporary sign permit and fee expiring after 30 days. Permits can be renewed for $25 three times per year or a total of 120 days annually per temporary sign. Temporary signs must be inspected for proper placement and the Sign Compliance officer will place a tracking seal on each Temporary sign authorizing placement and expiration date.
Swimming Pool Permit-new in-ground swimming pools, additions to existing pools or alterations to your pool require a permit and ESPC plan. Additions such as a deck or pool house require a separate building permit.
Tent Permit-tents erected in excess of 120 square feet require a permit. Dimensions, purpose of use, date of placement, timeframe for use, and number of tents must be provided. Electrical power being used in or around tent requires electrical permit.