Building Codes & Permits
City Building Codes and Permits
Code Enforcement performs building permit reviews under the Kentucky Residential Code and the Kentucky Building Code (which is the International Residential Code and International Building Code with Kentucky amendments). Building-mounted and freestanding sign permits are reviewed under Article 10 of the City of Henderson Zoning Ordinance.
This office oversees building construction and monitors for building code compliance. All construction (new and remodel) must have a permit issued by the Code Enforcement office and / or the State of Kentucky.
The Following Require a Permit:
- New construction
- Accessory structures
- Building mounted and freestanding signs
Before beginning any construction project, contact a code inspector to inquire about requirements and regulations.
All contractors performing work in the City of Henderson must have a current occupational license and carry workers’ compensation insurance or certify they are exempt. In addition, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC contractors performing work in the city are required to be licensed in the state of Kentucky.
Contractor Registration Application
Contractor Registration Guidelines and Definitions
Please note the submission requirements for each permit application. Building Code Admendment effective 03-06-2011