Building Inspections

Brief History

The Maysville Building Department was established in 1964 and the Mason County Fiscal Court adopted the Building Code in 2006.  The purpose of the building code is to provide minimum requirements to safe guard the public safety, health, and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property and other hazards attributed to the built environment.

Building Permits and Inspection Overview

Building permits are required when any owner or authorized agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official/Inspector and obtain the required permit.  Please call Building Official Jim Fawcett at 606-564-2525 to schedule an appointment.

  1. A Building Permit is required for all new construction.
  2. A Remodeling Permit is required when any alterations are being made on an existing structure, except for cosmetics changes or regular repairs and maintenance.

Please visit the Forms page to download a building permit application.

Other Permits

  1. A Zoning permit is required on all structures 200 sq. ft. or less and manufactured homes.
  2. A Demolition permit is required before demolishing any structure.
  3. A Swimming Pool permit is required on all in-ground and above-ground pools.
Please visit the Forms page to download the appropriate permit application.

Electrical Inspections

Electrical inspections are required for all new wiring or any change to existing wiring. Electrical inspectors are not city employees, but the following have been approved by Maysville Board of Commissioners:

Robert Scott, 606-402-0172
Phil Montgomery, 606-356-2840
Larry Rice, 859-338-6109