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The Pendleton County Department of Planning & Zoning works under the direction of the Pendleton County Joint Planning Commission and the Pendleton County Fiscal Court to help guide the future growth and development of Pendleton County in accordance with a comprehensive land use plan intended to protect the general health, safety and welfare of the public, while preserving our rural heritage. 
The Pendleton County Department of Planning & Zoning provides various planning and zoning services to the unincorporated areas of Pendleton County and the City of Falmouth including: zoning ordinance administration and mapping, floodplain management, right-of-way encroachment permitting, addressing services,  code enforcement, development plan review, and subdivision review/administration. 
We aspire to provide professional, courteous, and responsive services at all times. Please feel free to contact our office with questions, comments and/or concerns you may have.

  • Electrical Inspections - Electrical Inspectors must have an approved contract with Pendleton County Fiscal Court in order to perform electrical inspections within the county.  Currently Pendleton County has two contracted inspectors which may perform electrical inspections, Larry Rice and Steve Helmer.  Please contact the Pendleton County Department of Planning & Zoning for information on electrical inspections.
  • HVAC Inspections - HVAC Inspections are performed by the KY Division of HVAC 502-573-0395
  • Plumbing  and Sanitary Sewage Inspections - Don Jacobs, 3 Rivers Health Dept. 859-654-6985
  • Ky Commercial Building Inspectors -Bruce Hall, Ky Dept. of Housing, Buildings and Construction - 502-682-8544
  • B-1 Manufactured Housing Inspection (Used Home) - Bruce Hall, Ky Dept. of Housing, Buildings and Construction - 502-682-8544,


The information contained in this web site is provided as a public service and is updated in a timely manner.  Although we strive to be accurate, these are not the official records of Pendleton County or the Planning Commission and there is no guarantee of such accuracy and you are advised not to rely thereon.  Official, legal documents are on file in the Pendleton County Joint Planning Commission Office, for your examination.

Applications and Forms
FILLABLE - Encroachment Permit ApplicationView
Floodplain Application instructions BasicView
Floodplain Application Instructions CompleteView
State Flood Permit ApplicationView
Subdivision Application for final plat approvalView
Subdivision Application for identification plat approvalView
Subdivision Application for improvement drawings and specifications approvalView
Subdivision Application for preliminary plat approvalView
Subdivision Application for Waiver of any subdivision reg AS PART OF an applicationView
Subdivision Application for Waiver of any subdivision reg NOT PREVIOUSLY REQUESTEDView
Zoning Commercial Permit ApplicationView
Zoning County Fee ScheduleView
Zoning Home Occupation Permit ApplicationView
Zoning Residential Permit ApplicationView
Zoning Residential Site Plan ExampleView
Zoning Sign Permit ApplicationView
Plans and Regulations
2017 Comp PlanView
2017 Comp Plan Community Results SummaryView
2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan Yrly Progress Report FalmouthView
2019 HMP Yrly Progress Report Butler, Ky 2019View
2020 Butler Hazard Mitigation Plan Yearly ReviewView
2020 Falmouth Hazard Mitigation Plan Yearly ReviewView
Best of Both Worlds Study Drawings 2005View
Butler - Flood ordinanceView
Butler - Nuisance ordinanceView
Encroachment Ordinance 623.0View
Falmouth Design Exhibits 2012View
Falmouth Design Proposed Guidelines Study 2012View
Falmouth Flood OrdinanceView
Falmouth Zoning Ordinance 2019View
Pendleton County Subdivision RegulationsView
Pendleton County Zoning Ordinance - update July 1, 2009 FULLView
Pendleton County Zoning Ordinance 920.0 - 2019View
Uninc Pendleton County Flood ordinanceView
Wireless Tower Ord 2015 cpView
Brett Price
Planning and  Zoning
233 Main St.
Falmouth, KY  41040

PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased spread of COVID-19 in the community, the Pendleton County Planning & Zoning Department, and the Pendleton County Courthouse, have ceased all in-person business. You may reach staff by using the Contact Us button below or calling 859-654-1108. If you call and get no answer, PLEASE leave a message. We apologize for any inconvenience.

CANCELLATION: The Pendleton County Joint Planning Commission will not conduct a public hearing in its meeting room at 233 Main Street, Falmouth, KY 41040, on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.  This cancellation is in response to the COVID-19 Alert. For more information you may call 859.654.1108 or email



The Planning and Zoning Office has placed the following FEMA books and pamphlets in the Pendleton County Public Library for your convenience.

• Above the Flood: Elevating Your Flood Prone House
• Answers to Questions About the NFIP
• Elevated Residential Structures
• Protecting Building Utility Systems from Flood Damage

This material covers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and protecting your home from flood damage. It will be available at the main circulation desk for anyone interested in learning more about these programs.

Falmouth, Butler and Pendleton County all participate in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). The more points a community gets in the CRS program, the lower the flood insurance premiums are for residents who must purchase NFIP insurance. Utilizing and making this material available to the public goes toward CRS points and lower premiums. It’s also a good source of information for our flood prone area.

Falmouth Flood MapView
Falmouth Zoning Map 2012View
Pendleton Zoning 2012 MapView