Planning and Zoning

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

Commercial, Assembly, Multi Family Building Inspections

Kevin Dotson, Ky Dept. of Housing, Buildings, and Construction 606-842-0689.


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.

Plans and Regulations
Best of Both Worlds Study Drawings 2005 View
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 2014View
Pendleton County Comprehensive Plan UPDATE 2017View
Pendleton County Subdivision RegulationsView
Pendleton County Zoning Ordinance - update July 1, 2009View
Unic Pendleton County Flood OrdinanceView
Wireless Tower Ordinance 2015View
Falmouth Flood MapView
Falmouth Zoning Map 2012View
Pendleton Zoning 2012 MapView
Applications and Forms
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