The Greatest Challenge: When tornadoes roared through our community December 11, 2021, the loss of lives and destruction of property created the greatest challenge our community has faced in modern time. This is our story of resiliency through the eyes of your City employees and other community leaders. Read Our Story

If you'd like to contribute your own personal tornado story, please email your story to Stories may be edited at the City's discretion.


As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Before a structure can be demolished or removed, the owner or owner agent shall obtain a permit for the demolition from the Building Division.  Please be advised that demolition permits may require up to 30 days for approval.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

The Building Division forwards your permit application for review and approval by the City-County Planning Commission, Bowling Green Public Works Engineering Division, Contractors Licensing, and Occupational Licensing.  Permits are issued as allowed.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Building Division, Neighborhood & Community Services Dept., NCS Building, 707 E. Main Avenue, (270) 393-3615

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