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Electrical Permits in SmartGov are for State Owned or Leased Property.

FEE CHANGE - Effective March 1, 2022, Plumbing installation permit fees will be as follows:

Residential (One and Two Family) Permits: $50 base permit fee, $14 per opening fee
Domestic Water Heater Only Permits: $50
Commercial Permits: $50 base permit fee; $20 per opening fee
Medical Gas Piping Permits: $50 base permit fee; $20 per opening fee

Please be advised that effective Sept. 14, 2020, a $1.00 flat fee will be charged for customers who pay for services using an electronic check (ACH), including, but not limited to the SmartGov online portal.

For more information, please call (502)573-0365.  Thank you.

HVAC Licensees - if you are within your 90 day renewal period you NOW have the option to renew your license on the portal!


LOCAL JURISDICTIONS - If you require a permit for HVAC work within the jurisdictional limits of any of the following jurisdictions, please contact your local HVAC Inspector or Building Official:

City of Madisonville City of Richmond City of Berea City of Lexington/Fayette Co.
City of Jeffersontown City of Erlanger City of Paducah City of Louisville/Jefferson Co.
City of Owensboro City of Georgetown Kenton County Nelson County
Campbell County Boone County Daviess County Madison County
Scott County      

ATTENTION NEW PORTAL USERS:  Please select Sign Up, in the upper right corner of this page, and then on the next page select Create An Account.   Kentucky Online Gateway will verify your login email address, and then you can begin using the DHBC Online Permitting system.

This website provides online permit application services for DHBC's Building Code Enforcement, HVAC, Electrical, Manufactured Housing, Plumbing and Fire Prevention Divisions.

Permitting Services for all other DHBC Divisions are provided on the DHBC Portal Home page.

Please click this link to review the Expanded Jurisdictions Roster

For more information on all services conducted by DHBC, go to

The Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS 198B) created a uniform, statewide building code within the Commonwealth and assigned specific enforcement responsibilities to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction (DHBC) and to each local government. Prior to submitting an application to Kentucky DHBC you must determine whether your project is subject to local, expanded or state jurisdiction.

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