Building Inspection Services

Building Department

Welcome to the Boone County Building Department homepage. Through building code enforcement, we're making a difference in our community. The primary purpose of this department is to ensure safe minimum levels of construction through enforcement of the Kentucky Building Code and Kentucky Residential Code. This is closely followed by the enforcement of the Boone County Zoning Regulations, which provides for orderly growth of our community.

Attention: Electronic Submittals  (Please read all of the information below before applying)
Effective Monday June 14th all permits will be processed through the departments new web portal via the link below.  When entering the site you will be prompted to register, once registered follow the prompts to enter your submittal.  Your submittal should include plans, specification forms from our website as needed, zoning approvals as required and a copy of the contractors Boone County Occupational License.
Please be sure to list contact information for all superintendents and any other pertinent persons.  The provided contacts will be notified when applications are accepted, plan reviews are completed, at time of permit issuance, when inspections are scheduled and when inspections are completed.
Approved permit documents including permit placards will be available via the portal.  Please make sure to print the placard and display it in a conspicuous location on the construction site.
Should you experience any difficulties please feel free to contact us at 859-334-2218 or at
For those without access to a computer or that need help with the submittal process please stop by the office for assistance. DO NOT use our online scheduling to schedule any inspections as we are not using that function at this time. All inspections need to be made through our front desk at 859-334-2218.  Please be advised when submitting for permits online that it only includes Building and NOT Planning & Zoning.  If a zoning permit is required you need to contact them at 859-334-2196 and ask about their requirements. NO submittals will be reviewed until Zoning approval has been granted. When applying for your permit, please make sure to click on permits and not use the search engine for your permit type. Applying for the wrong permit type can result your permit being denied. If you are unsure which permit to apply for please contact the office. Thanks!

 Click here for the online portal:

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS:    Please contact Steve Helmer at 859-746-9111 or at

PLUMBING INSPECTIONS:  Please contact 859-341-8228