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Public Notices​: As of 10/1/2021, the Shelby County Building Inspector will no longer accept permits via fax.

As of 9/6/2021,​ you can​ a​pply for building and electrical permits and schedule building inspections through our Citizen Portal​. You may also visit our office at 419 Washington Street during our walk-in hours, Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm, EST.

Behind the Build

Shelby County Building Inspector Isaac Hughes was recently featured on Behind the Build, a local reality show that takes you behind the scenes of the building industry.  Check it out!


What We Do

The Building Inspector is responsible for monitoring permitted construction of new and existing buildings in the county to ensure that work performed meets code and ordinance regulations.

Construction or work that requires a permit must be inspected at different stages throughout the project. In accordance with the Building Codes, construction work should remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved.

COVID-19 Announcements

  • Effective Tuesday, November 16, 2020, the Building inspector's office will be closed to in-person services as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.  Please call (502) 633-0692 during the business hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm for assistance.

Important Information/Forms

*PLEASE NOTE: A physical address is required before a permit is issued.

Please call our office to schedule an appointment for the following required inspections:

  1. FOOTER- Call the morning that you are going to pour the footer to schedule an inspection.
  2. FRAMING- When the Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC have passed the rough-in inspections, and before you cover or insulate the structure, call to schedule an inspection.
  3. FINAL- When the Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and Septic have passed the final inspections, Address Guidelines​ have been met and the structure is complete, call to schedule a final building inspection.
*A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued when the final inspection is complete.

Building Permits

*PLEASE NOTE: A physical address is required before a permit is issued.

Electric Permits

*PLEASE NOTE: A physical address is required before a permit is issued.

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Building Inspector

Isaac Hughes

419 Washington Street
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065
Phone: (502) 633-0692

Cell:  (502) 220-0525

Administrative Assistant - Kate McDonald

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed all major holidays.