Inspection Procedures

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to contact the Department for the required inspections when the work is ready for inspection. The work should be complete to the appropriate stage of inspection and accessible to inspection staff.

To request an inspection simply contact the Department as noted below and make your request. This request will be relayed to the appropriate inspector who will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Building/HVAC Inspections Request: 502.574.4400, or bldghvacinspection@louisvilleky.gov  

Electrical Inspection Request: 502.574.6330, or elecinspection@louisvilleky.gov

Electrical burn-out/ restoration of service: 502.574.4449

Same Day Inspection Request: Contact the Department as outlined above by 10 a.m. Monday through Friday exclusive of holidays. There is a charge of $100 for this service and payment must also be received by 10 a.m.

On-Line Inspection Requests: Mechanical and Electrical Inspection requests for permits obtained online can be submitted through our online permitting site.

Please provide the following minimum information in order for us to process your inspection request:

Property address
Permit #
Contractor name
Contact name and phone number
Any additional information for inspectors (brief note)

Although it is most helpful, you need not be present for the inspection as long as the work is accessible and any special directions or instructions are provided to the inspector so that he/she may access the work. In the event the inspector is unable to access the work he/she will attempt to call and/or leave notice at the jobsite. If the work is incomplete or inaccessible the permit holder will be notified and will need request a new inspection once the issue is resolved. This may be subject to a re-inspection fee.

Inspections Results:

Passed = the work is code compliant with no issues.

Partial Pass
= the work is mostly code compliant with only
                        minor code infractions 

Corrections Needed = the work is not code compliant

In the event of "Partial Pass" or "Corrections Needed" the inspector will provide comment as to the code infractions. Follow up inspections will need to be scheduled as needed until the work is "Passed." This may be subject to a re-inspection fee.