Oldham County Building & Inspections


Effective October 16, 2023 Permit Applications may be submitted electronically to: permitsinspections@oldhamcountyky.gov

For burnouts call:

Matthew Dunaway - (502) 381-8950 or

Jerry Dunaway - (502) 643-6168

Effective June 1, 2021 all Residential Pool Building Permit Applications must be submitted IN-PERSON and completed on the new application.  

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.