The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission is an organization established to assist the citizens of LaRue County in complying with ordinances associated with the development process by facilitating and regulating the location and use of buildings, structures and land for residents, commerce, trade, industry and other purposes that will insure the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of LaRue County.
If you plan to build or buy property in LaRue County, you should first stop by the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning office at the Courthouse. The office is located on the second floor of the main building. The administrator is Bud Ireland. He can be reached at 270-358-0830, faxed at 270-358-4528 or e-mailed at [email protected].
- Permits Needed Before Building A Home:
Sewage site evaluation. Construction permit. These permits are available at LaRue County Environmental Office. 215 East Main Street, Hodgenville. Submit plans (site, floor, risor diagram). Make a site plan. Apply for a site evaluation for on-site system (if not on city sewer). Have entrance permanently established, so an address can be assigned. Contact the LaRue County Highway Department at 270-358-3502 to ensure the driveway is approved with proper drainage sites.
- Plumbing Permits and Inspections:
These permits are also available at the LaRue County Environmental Office. Division of Plumbing approval is required before a permit will be issued. All work must be done by a master plumber. A septic system permit must be purchased before a plumber permit will be issued (if not on city sewer). Plumbing permits can be purchased on Wednesdays only, 8-9:30 A.M. only. Inspections are by appointment on Wednesdays only. Call 270-358-8665 before 9:30 A.M. to schedule appointment.
- Building and Zoning Permits:
Fee is based upon the square footage of the building. Before applying for the building permit, have the permit for the septic system first. Doublewides and modular homes are considered mobile home. You can build a house in the A-1, R-1A or R-1B zoning districts. If you bought an existing tract as long as it has the appropriate zoning, you should be able to build a house with just the above permits. If you purchased property that is part of an agricultural division, normally 5-plus acres, you will have to fill out an agricultural affidavit before a permit will be issued. In this affidavit, you will have to state your intended agricultural use. You can have only one residence per tract.
By-Laws and Ordinances
- PZ By-Laws updated 9.14.23 signed (1.5 MB PDF)
- BOA BYLAWS AMENDED 6.5.23 (1) (1.5 MB PDF)
- Kentucky Planning & Zoning Statutes (308KB PDF)
- Zoning Ordinance_revised 11-18-2021 (362KB PDF)
- LaRue Comp Plan 20170424 (7.9MB PDF)
To complete the Preliminary Plat Checklist, Record Plat Checklist, Agriculture Checklist, and the Variance Application, open the PDF and click on the text box icon to create text boxes on the PDF.
- Rezoning Application (664KB PDF)
- Conditional Use Permit (243KB PDF)
- Preliminary Plat Checklist ( 86KB PDF)
- Record Plat Checklist ( 89KB PDF)
- Agriculture Checklist ( 48KB PDF)
- VAR.APP (1) (Variance Application, Word doc.)