Building and Zoning Dept.

  • Megan Bessey – Zoning Administrator

  • Mike Carpenter - Building Inspector

  • (859) 363-2947
  • (859) 363-2952 fax


Independence Zoning Department

The PDS is responsible for enforcing zoning codes and The International Property Maintenance Code. These codes safeguard the public's safety, health and welfare as it relates to new construction and maintenance of existing property.

A Zoning permit is required for all new construction, alterations, remodeling and additions to existing buildings, new or replaced signs, sheds, fences, decks and pools, retaining walls, grading, expansion of driveways, changes of use for businesses, among others.

Zoning permit applications can be accessed from this website or picked up at the City Administrative Offices at 5409 Madison Pike between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30 p.m.  For additional information call the Zoning Administrator at (859) 363–2948.  Applications must be filled out completely and all information on the check list for the project must be attached.