- Issuing building, sign, and electrical permits.
- Inspecting construction projects to ensure conformance with building codes and the zoning ordinance.
- Inspecting properties to ensure compliance with the property maintenance code.
- Enforcing property maintenance codes in target neighborhoods.
- Providing leadership development and empowerment training for residents of target neighborhoods.
Building permits are typically required for the following:
- New buildings (200 sq ft and larger, buildings less than 200 sq feet require a Homeowner permit)
- Prefabricated structures
- Temporary buildings
- Electrical systems
- Plumbing systems (Click link for inspector information)
- HVAC systems (heating, ventilating, air conditioning) (Click link for inspector information)
- Miscellaneous residential (fireplace, pools, decks, etc.)
- Miscellaneous commercial (parking, health, food handling, etc.)
Commercial Permit/Plan Review Application - Please refer all commercial projects greater than 10,000 sq. ft. or with an occupant load 100 or greater to the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction for review and inspection. Information regarding submittal can be found at www.dhbc.ky.gov. Information regarding commercial projects under local jurisdiction can be found in our Commercial Assistance document.
Residential One and Two family- projects up to and including construction of one/two family residential structures.
Homeowner Permit Application - Small projects that often are completed by the homeowner. (Sheds-less than 200 sq ft., fence, carport, above ground swimming pools, decks less than 200 sq. feet and not more than 30 inches above grade, etc.)
Sign Permit Application - All signs including, but not limited to, freestanding, wall mounted and canopy signs require a sign permit.
Contractors may create an account and check the status of a building permit or request building inspections through our Online Action Center 24 hours a day.
Copies of the 2018 Kentucky Building Code and 2018 Kentucky Residential Codes are available for download from the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction at www.dhbc.ky.gov
1700 Greenup Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101
8:30am - 5:00pm
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Code Enforcement Board is the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM.
The next scheduled meeting is:
June 13, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
3rd Floor Commissioner's Chambers
1700 Greenup Ave.
Ashland, KY 41101
Online Action Center
Check the status of your building permit or code violation or lodge a complaint of violation 24 hours a day through our Online Action Center.