The City of Paducah, Department of Planning is the liaison with various City Departments to assist in solving problems that builders, contractors, and developers may encounter. For all new construction projects, it is suggested that you contact a City Planner at 270-444-8690 to review your project and get direction or send an email.
The various charges that are quoted in this website are subject to change. Please verify that they are the current rates, fees or charges. Also, please note that this site is published only as a source of helpful information, and does not in any way supersede actual regulations adopted by the City Commission.
For information about Planning found in the Kentucky Revised Statutes, visit KRS 100s.
Paducah has launched Scope My Project, online tools centered around business development and project scoping. The portals will help guide citizens, entrepreneurs, developers, contractors, and business owners who are embarking on complex projects, such a starting a new business or a renovation project, through the City’s permitting requirements. These tools are designed to increase communication, enhance availability, and eliminate confusion.
Zoning Portal: The Zoning Portal allows users to explore where different business types are permitted throughout Paducah.
Business Permitting Portal: The Business Permitting Portal, a project scoping tool, guides the user to specific license, permits, and requirements for constructing, renovating, and developing a business in Paducah. After answering the questions, a summary specific to the project can be downloaded. This summary will include zoning information, permits needed, and a preliminary estimate of permit fees.
The portals also include links to contact City staff, set up a kick-start meeting, and an opportunity to create a free account to save project information and start the application process.