When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required when you intend to construct, enlarge, remodel, or change the occupancy of a building, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system.

Note: Not all work requires a building permit. Work such as painting, wallpapering, cabinets and countertops, replacing shingles, window replacement with windows having the same size window opening are examples of work exempt from permit requirements. If you are unsure whether your project requires a building permit, it is best to call Code Enforcement at 859-292-3637.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What plans do I need to submit for your review?
3. How many sets of plans do I need to submit?
4. Are there any forms I need to submit with my plans?
5. Is there a fee I need to pay, and if so, who do I make the check payable to?
6. Are contractors required to be licensed?
7. Is an architect or engineer required to prepare my construction drawings?
8. Who do I send my plans to?
9. Can I do anything to speed up my plan review?
10. Do I have to submit plans to the Fire Marshal's Office?