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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 planningzoning@laruecounty.org.

2018 Schedule
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Meeting Date
(All meetings are 7:00pm EST)
Application Deadline *
     January 11, 2018
     February 8, 2018
     March 15, 2018
     April 12, 2018
     May 10, 2018
     June 14, 2018
     July 12, 2018
     August 9, 2018
     September 13, 2018
     October 11, 2018
     November 8, 2018
     December 13, 2018
     December 21, 2017
     January 18, 2018
     February 22, 2018
     March 22, 2018
     April 19, 2018
     May 24, 2018
     June 21, 2018
     July 19, 2018
     August 23, 2018
     September 20, 2018
     October 18, 2018
     November 22, 2018
* Application deadline applies to Rezoning Applications, Subdivision Plat Approvals, and other information or material that requires approval of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Board which must be on the agenda for that meeting.

Board of Adjustments
2018 Meeting and Submission Schedule

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Meeting Date
(All meetings are 6:00pm EST)
Submission Date
     February 26, 2018
     June 4, 2018
     August 27, 2018
     November 26, 2018
     February 8, 2018
     May 17, 2018
     August 9, 2018
     November 8, 2018
* Submission Date applies to Conditional Use Permits, Variances and other information or material that requires approval of the Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments, which must be on the agenda for that meeting.

Quick Facts
  • 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.

  • Electrical Inspections:

    These applications are available at the Land of Lincoln Planning & Zoning Office from 8am-9:30am, Monday thru Friday. Fridays are the normal inspection days (set up by inspector). A final electrical application will not be submitted until the septic system has been completed and approved.

  • 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.

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