Building Permits

The City of Seneca Gardens requires homeowners to obtain a building permit from the Louisville Metro Planning and Zoning office, for any alteration or addition to their property.  The purpose is to help protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the occupants and properties of the community.  

In addition to a building permit, the City of Seneca Gardens (whom is on record with Louisville Metro Planning and Zoning), requires a “Certificate of Compliance” to be obtained before any work can commence. This requirement ensures the city maintains a look consistent with the original architecture, while also helping maintain and preserve property values in the city.  

To apply for a Seneca Gardens Building Permit, the resident must submit these items:

*Upon completion of the building project, the resident may be returned the $350 compliance fee after submitting completed photos for review and approval to the city architect.

Permits for Dumpsters and Storage Units

If you need to utilize a temporary storage facility, such as a POD, or if you are securing a dumpster, our city ordinances require a permit to be displayed at your home.  Items may not be placed in the right of way and should be placed behind the front of the house if possible.  Permits are limited to 30 calendar days.  

To request a Dumpster or Storage Facility Permit, email the City Engineer directly at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name and address
  • Specify dumpster or storage facility
  • Estimated dates the item will be on your propert
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