Plan Reviews, Inspections, & Permits
Plan Reviews, Building Permits and Electrical Permits must be approved through the Building Division before work can begin.
Plan Review Requirements
Plan Review Material for Residential & Commercial Construction
Commercial Industrial and Multi-Family (3+Units)
Other Plan Reviews
Fence (7 ft 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.
HVAC Inspections - (270) 404-3583 - State Inspector
Required Progress Inspections
- Footing Excavation
- Under Floor
- Concrete Floors
- Framing or Structure
- Vent/Duct Rough-In
- Sprinkler System
- Lath / Gypsum Wall Board
- Right of Way
- Sidewalks / Drives
Types of Permits Required
A building permit is required by the city to construct, enlarge, alter, repair or demolish a structure or equipment installed in a building or to change the use of a building.
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.
Standard Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
Standard Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is required for all land-clearing activity, providing drainage perimeter controls, and stabilization of work-areas final seeding and finishing.
Any building or structure that is to be demolished.
Site Work Permit Application (Excavation, Grading, & Paving)
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 plans 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.
Fences standing above seven 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 200 square feet or a fence less than seven feet tall. Commercial accessory structure 120 square feet or less. No fee will be charged for these approvals.
Permanent Sign Permit
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 Sign Permit
Signs must conform to the Sign Standards set out in Article 4 of the Zoning Ordinance.
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.
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.
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.