Oldham County Building & Inspections


As of March 17, 2020 at 4:30PM County offices are closed to the public.  As a result our temporary procedures for permit applications will be as follows:

    Application can be emailed to Jennifer Shields at jshields@oldhamcountyky.gov.  Permits will be processed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  A drop off  container will be located under the roofed area at the main entrance door from the courtyard.  The container will be labeled and envelopes will provided to put applications, plans and payment inside for safe keeping.  The container will be checked on a regular basis.  Payments can be made over the phone via credit card (Visa & Mastercard), US mail or drop off.   All approved permits will be emailed to the applicant.    

Deadline for next day inspection is 3PM.  Any inspection request received after 3PM will be scheduled two business days in advance.  Any inspection request (building or electrical) that requires entry into a private residence will be at the discretion of the inspector if it will be completed or rescheduled.  Please honor social distancing when our inspectors are on site.  



The Oldham County Inspections Office is an agency created and overseen by the Oldham County Fiscal Court.  Its purpose is to enforce the state and locally mandated building and electrical codes.  It reviews new construction and electricial work for compliance with these codes.  It monitors the construction process and requires conformance through its approved enforcement powers.

Our Purpose:

Our primary purpose is to enforce the minimum code standards to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress (exits), stability, sanitation, approved wiring and electrical practices, adequate lighting and ventalition, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards to the built environment.

The permitting process and subsequent inspections are intended to discover substandard work, faulty materials, deviations from the submitted documents or violations of codes or standards which could result in unsafe conditions, affect the longevity of the building, harm the public welfare or cause excessive use of our natural resources.

Our Mission:

The Oldham County Inspections Office will provide an exceptional service to the community through enforcement of nationally and locally adopted standards and codes related to the construction and electrical fields.

Our department will serve the community with integrity and high ethical and professional stardands.

The Oldham County Inspections Office is committed to:

  • The safety of its citizens.
  • Promoting safe, sound and energy efficient construction.
  • Protecting the public welfare as with regard to construction and its related effects.