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Building Code Enforcement

What We Do

The Garrard County Building Inspector inspects all structures within the scope of the ordinance. Garrard County is approved as a Level 1 program with the KY Dept. of Housing, Buildings and Construction. Our goal is to enforce statewide standards for building construction; provide guidance to homeowners and builders; help ensure fire and life safety of structures in Garrard County. The Building Inspection Department should not be confused with a Home Inspection Service. Typically four inspections are required on new construction including Footer/Foundation, Framing, Insulation and Final. These inspections are “audits” in nature of the construction process.

What We Need

For construction of a new home or business please include the following information with your permit application

  • Septic system soil evaluation report for approval
  • Address for the property
  • Plans including Typical wall section of the structure, Floor plan and a lot diagram
  • Copy of any deed or neighborhood restrictions
  • If applicable truss diagrams and specs
  • Workers Affidavit of Assurances


Forms can be found on the Ordinances & Forms page



Fee Schedule

Final Inspection Notice

Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Codes Currently Enforced

Inspection Schedule