Economic Development

planning and zoning

Morehead and Rowan County Planning and Zoning

City of Morehead
The Kentucky Building Code and the Kentucky Residential Code have been adopted by the City of Morehead. The City building inspector and assistant are the local enforcement agents for these codes.

To obtain a building permit, sign permit, banner permit, fence permit, mobile home permit, please call the City Planner/Inspection office. You may also download applications for the above permits for the City of Morehead website at cityofmorehead.com in the Documents Center/Applications. These applications must be filed with the City Planner/Inspection office. To check license fees for the above, please refer to the City of Morehead Code of Ordinances Chapter 150: Building Regulations in the Document Center/Code of Ordinances.

Click here for more information on the City of Morehead Ordinances



City of Morehead Building Inspector/City Planner
Joe Parson
314 Bridge Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 784-4376
jparson@morehead-ky.gov

Assistant Building Inspector/City Planner
Sherry Watson
314 Bridge Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 784-4376
swatson@morehead-ky.gov

Rowan County adheres to the State of Kentucky’s building code regulations. For any questions, please contact the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction at www.dhbc.ky.gov/bce/bcekcbip.

For additional questions regarding county regulations, dog licenses, or E-911 addresses, please contact:

Rowan County Judge/Executive Walter Blevins
600 WestMain Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 784-5151
judgeexec@windstream.net

Other County Departments:

Floodplain Administrator:
Bob Wells
600 West Main Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 784-6345

Solid Waste Coordinator:
Bob Wells
600 West Main Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 784-6345

Dog Warden:
Nick Brown
600 West Main Street
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 784-4930

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