Plan Reviews

Plan reviews must be approved through the Building Division before work can begin.

Required Materials

The following materials are required for all plan reviews. Electronic submissions are preferred:

Residential & Commercial Construction
  • Building Permit Applications & Fees
  • Plot Plans (Sample)
  • Erosion Protection Sediment Control (EPSC) Plans
  • Dimensional Drawings that include information on:
    • Footing
    • Foundation
    • Floor
    • Floor Plans
    • Wall Cross-Sections
    • Rafters/Trusses
    • Elevations
    • Energy Res Check (Residential Only)
    • Energy Comm Check (Commercial Only) 
    • ANSI 117 (Commercial Only)
    • EPSC
    • Materials
    • List of Subs
  • Hard copies of the following required, if not submitted electronically:
    • 2 complete sets of plan specification
    • 5 copies of Plot Plans with Official Engineering Stamp
Tent (400 sq ft or more)
Storage Units
Permanent Signs

Fees for Plan Reviews

Occupancy Type Cost Per Sq Ft
Assembly 16 cents
Business 15 cents
Day care centers 15 cents
Educational 15 cents
High hazard 16 cents
Industrial factories 15 cents
Institutional 16 cents
Mercantile 15 cents
Residential 15 cents
Storage 15 cents
Utility & Miscellaneous 13 cents
For more information on plan review fees, please consult the 2018 Kentucky Building Code

Energy Code Compliance Tools

Residential Building Energy Code Compliance
The REScheck product group makes it fast and easy for builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes.

Commercial Building Energy Code Compliance
The COMcheck product group makes it easy for architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1, as well as several state-specific codes.

Customer Service

Plan Reviews

Electrical Permits
270-393-3615 / 270-393-3676

Electrical Inspections

Building Permits & Inspections
270-393-3615 / 270-393-3676


707 E Main Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

P.O. Box 430
Bowling Green, KY 42102

8:00am - 4:00pm (Mon-Fri)

E-Permits Portal

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