Oldham County Building & Inspections


As of Monday, May 18, 2020 our office is open to the public.  All individuals entering the Fiscal Court building are required to wear a mask and observe social distancing practices.  The drop off container will be located outside the office door for those who wish to drop off their application and not enter the office area.  You may also email Jennifer Shields, Permit Clerk, your permit application (jshields@oldhamcountyky.gov) and pay over the phone with a credit card.  Please note that all required information must be received to process building and electrical permits.  Incomplete applications will not be processed or scheduled for inspections.    

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.