Additional Requirements

While the following requirements are not administered by this office, they are a part of the required documentation necessary to receive a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department.

Electrical Permit

According to the 2014 NEC, 2014 NEC (National Electrical Code) effective October 1, 2014, all electrical work must be performed by a Kentucky Licensed Electrical Contractor who employees at least one Kentucky Licensed Master Electrician. Electrical work must be inspected and approved by the Marshall County Electrical Inspector. Permits are obtained by the electrical contractor directly from the inspector. The electrical inspection fees are based on the dollar value of the electrical contract.

Larry "Cat" Spears - Electrical Inspector

electrical inspector phone
(270) 703-0791(270) 703-0791

HVAC Permits

HVAC (Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning) work must be in accordance with the 2012 International Mechanical Code. All work must be performed by a Kentucky Licensed HVAC Contractor. Contractors are responsible for obtaining permits from the State which can be obtained at:

Andy Suiter - HVAC Inspector

HVAC inspector phone
(270) 356-6319(270) 356-6319
HVAC inspector email

Plumbing and Environmental Permits

Plumbing plans for commercial and multi-family projects must be pre-approved by the Division of Plumbing. This information must be submitted to the Marshall County Health Department for an Environmental Review, and will then be forwarded to the Division of Plumbing.

Raymond Dawes - Plumbing Inspector

plumbing and environmental inspector phone
(270) 252-2724(270) 252-2724
plumbing and environmental inspector location
plumbing and environmental inspector email plumbing and environmental inspector office hours
Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
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Michael Carlson - Environmental Inspector

(270) 252-2720(270) 252-2720
Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM weekdays

Zoning Compliance

Marshall County does not having zoning regulations, however the cities of Benton and Calvert City do have zoning requirements which must be adhered to during the permitting and construction process. A zoning permit or letter of compliance must be obtained and produced for the building permit application.

City of Benton

Lois Cunningham - Zoning Administrator

(270) 527-0056(270) 527-0056
Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM weekdays

Calvert City

John Ward - Zoning Administrator

(270) 395-7138(270) 395-7138
Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM weekdays