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Planning & Zoning

Committee Structure

The Planning Commission is comprised of nine members and the Board of Adjustment has seven, all of which are appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Commission. Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings are held at City Hall and are open to the public.

Responsibilities of the commission include enforcing zoning and building codes, oversight of new subdivisions and infrastructure development, flood plain enforcement, community rating systems, and other related areas.

Nicholasville Planning Commission:

Richard Collins
Paula Elder
Shane Floyd
Lawerence Riley
Jared Hager
Ruby Mason
Ron Shearer
John Quinn, Chairman
Brian Welch

Nicholasville Board of Adjustment:

Jennifer Carpenter
Tanya Bolton
Alex Lyttle, Chairman
Bob Miller
Donna Pile
Taylor Richards
Jamie Mack
Taylor Meyer


517 N Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: 859.885.9385

Planning and Zoning Staff

For assistance, contact any of the following:
Phone: 859.885.9385

For building and electrical permits email:permits@nicholasville.org

Paul Bradford, GIS Floodplain Administrator, CFM

Brian Claar P.E., Engineer

Robby Byrge, Building Inspector

Michael Eakins, Commercial Building Official

Melissa Houp, Administrative Specialist

Jennifer Crabtree, Administrative Specialist

Local Electrical Inspector:
James McClain
Phone: 859.338.8390

Tommy Lanham
Phone: 859.324.3285

State Building Inspector: Justin Kimes
Phone: 859-285-1357

State HVAC Inspector: Roger Blevins
Phone: 859-753-6171

State Plumbing Inspector: Steven Long
Phone: 859-324-5130
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)

Forms and Links

Fee Schedule
Storm Water Information
Building Permit Application
Registration Form for Contractors and Builders
Complaint Report
Application for Grading Permit
Application for Variance
Application for Annexation
Conditional Use Permit Application
Land Subdivision and Development Application
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Amendment Application
Subdivision Regulations
General Specifications for the Construction of Water Facilities, Sewerage Facilities, Streets, and Storm Drainage Facilities
Best Practices for Storm Water management
Plant List
2017 Joint Comprehensive Plan
2017 Joint Comprehensive Plan Current Land Use Map
2017 Joint Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Official Zoning Map
Electric Permit Application
Home Owner's Electrical Permit and Affidavit

517 North Main Street · Nicholasville, KY 40356 · Phone: 859.885.1121 · Fax: 859.881.0750 · Email: info@nicholasville.org
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