The Report a Problem or Request Services form below is to be used to report someone who has violated handicap accessibility. Please fill out the form below to address your concerns.
View an interactive floodplain map here.
The flood hazard areas of Madison County are subject to periodic inundation which result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare of residents.
These flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains causing increased flood height and velocity, and by the location in flood hazard areas of uses vulnerable to floods or hazardous to other lands which are inadequately elevated, flood-proofed, or otherwise protected from flood damage. Madison County has adopted an Ordinance titled "Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance."
It is the purpose of this ordinance to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize public and private loss due to flooding by provisions designed to:
The objectives of the Ordinance are to:
Madison County Floodplain Ordinance
Basic Floodplain Premitting Requirements
FEMA Floodplain Best Practices
Top 10 Flood Facts
Vacant and abandoned properties, whether residential or commercial, create costly problems for cities and counties across the United States. They are a drain on municipal budgets, they detract from the quality of life, as well as the economic opportunities of those living around them. They provide an attractive nuisance for illegal activities such as drugs, vandalism, illegal dumping, etc.
Minimizing the harm done by vacant and abandoned properties and restoring these properties to productive use must be a priority of the County.
This is not a new problem, but is one of increasing nature due to the massive foreclosures of homes and property across the United States and here locally. In June 2006 The United States Conference of Mayors met to discuss methods of combating problems of vacant and abandoned properties. In this conference it was discovered every jurisdiction is plagued with this same issue and presented a report outlining the best practices in 27 cities in dealing with the abandoned property problems (a copy of this report is available in the Planning Office). The Kansas City Star presented an article in August 2010 stating the City of Kansas is owed $1.26 million dollars in unpaid summer lawn care bills.
Bringing the point closer to home, Madison County has budgeted in 2009 and 2010 a total of $75,000 for the abatement of nuisance related problems stemming from vacant and abandoned properties and spent a total of $74,100 in nuisance abatement. Many of the properties mowed and cleaned up were properties seized from bank foreclosures and bankruptcy cases.
Many of these properties lie within developed subdivisions where lawns are maintained and quickly become an eyesore and blight for their communities.
Some of the homes start out as abandoned homes where an assortment of trash, discarded furniture, tires, abandoned automobiles and garbage are left deposited not only inside the home but across the property creating a habitation for rats, mice, snakes and other rodent infestations. Depending upon the age and location of the structure, some of these properties have resulted in suspicious fires occurring that totally destroy the home, creating fire safety issues for adjoining property owners.
For more infromation about the ordinance and how to register a property please reference the documents below!
Welcome to the Madison County Planning and Development Office. Please contact our office with any questions you may have concerning your building or development project in the county. You may also use the links below to download the forms, permit applications, and regulations that govern our office responsibilities. We look forward to working with you on your next project.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has adopted building, electrical and mechanical codes that pertain to residential and commercial buildings. These codes require permits for the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of all types of buildings and structures, except certain agricultural buildings located on qualified farms.
To apply for a permit use the forms below, then please stop by our office or call us at 859-624-4780 to obtain your Permit.
Madison County has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code published by the International Code Council. This maintenance code address issues concerning overgrown subdivision yards, dilapidated structures, etc. If you feel a property is in violation of this code please fill out the form below and submit it to our office.
To report a property maintenance violation, please fill out the signed form and deliver it to our office:
The Madison County Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the development, revitalization, and preservation of Madison County. It is a reflection of public and intergovernmental input, local policy desires, and Kentucky statutes. The Plan is utilized by the Madison County Government as its blue print for the future. The Comprehensive Plan is a living breathing document that allows Madison County to know where we are headed and how we will get there - this plan is one of our keys to success. The current revision of the Document is 2015, you may view the documents below.