Department of Codes and Regulations:
Earlier today I spoke with Robert Kirchdorfer, Director of Louisville Metro's Department of Codes and Regulations.
At this time, the department is operational and moving forward with efforts to accept, review and approve permit applications. They are also attempting to meet inspection requests.
If you do not have an Accela account, now is the time to create one.
The Department STRONGLY encourages everyone to apply online through Accela. They will accept drop off plans and applications in their lobby. There will not be one-on-one in person meetings with plan reviewers to limit contact, protecting their health and yours.
The office is open normal business hours for drop off of applications and payments. They are preparing how to operate with reduced staff, should that be an issue. They are making every effort to prioritize inspections to ensure construction can proceed or a certificate of occupancy can be provided for closing.
This is an evolving situation. BIA will continue to work with the Department of Codes and Regulations to ensure the industry is operational.