Effective July 5, 2016, all building permits for the City of Elsmere will be issued by Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS). Building permit applications forms can be accessed at Planning and Development Services of Kenton County. PDS building inspectors and support staff can be reached at 859.331.8980 or www.pdskc.org.
The City of Elsmere Zoning Department is responsible for zoning permits applicable to new city development as well as general permits for fences, decks, sheds, pools, etc. This Department is also charged with enforcing nuisance ordinance violations within the city. If you have questions regarding a zoning issue or a code enforcement issue, please contact Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Administrator Rich Aliff at the email address or phone number on this page.
Please click here to view the Zoning Ordinances: Elsmere Zoning Ordinances
Kenton County Vacant Property or Foreclosed Property Registry
Mortgagees who file a foreclosure on a vacant residential property anywhere within Kenton County—including the City of Elsmere—must register it with the Kenton County Vacant Foreclosed Property Registry. This program is administered by Planning and Development Services of Kenton County as designated by Kenton County Fiscal Court. For more information, visit http://www.pdskc.org/services/kenton-county/foreclosure-registration.aspx.
Please find code enforcement frequently asked questions and explanation of common violations here.