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Zoning

The City of Horse Cave has a zoning ordinance in effect since 1989. It effectively limits what type of businesses can be maintained in areas of the city and controls housing additions and use of space on residential lots. 


Residents of the city should contact City Hall (270-786-2680) before building, adding to a building, starting a business or changing use of an existing building. The City employs a zoning administrator who is happy to work with any potential builder or business to assure that the zoning regulations are met and that growth in the city continues in an orderly fashion. A complete copy of the zoning regulations and a zoning map are available for viewing or copying in the office of the city clerk during regular business hours. 

ZONING FEE SCHEDULE

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR REVIEW PLUS Planning Commission Review Fee:

ZONING FEE:

  • Commercial Developments

  • Industrial Parks 

  • Residential Developments

  • Mobile Home Parks

YES

YES

YES

YES

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR REVIEW ONLY:

  • Utility Building (no electricity)

  • Permanent Signs or Billboards 

  • Portable Signs

  • Demolitions (+performance bond) 

  • Porch, Deck

FEE:

$5.00

$10.00

$5.00

$10.00

Review Only, No Fee

BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW/CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS REQUIRED ON PROPERTIES IN THE LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT:

No Fee

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR REVIEW PLUS
State Building, Plumbing, HVAC, and/or Electrical 
Inspection Permit Fee May Be Required
Bldg/Elec- Greg Nichols 270-537-5423  

  • Dwellings

  • Rooms Added   

  • Garage     

  • Utility Building (w/electricity) 

  • Commercial Building 

  • Mobile Home

  • Move Structure (+performance bond)

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT REVIEW

  • Administrative Ruling Appeal

  • Variance Request

  • Conditional Use Permit

ZONING FEE:

$25.00

$10.00

$10.00

$5.00

$50.00

$25.00

$10.00

FEE:

$125.00

$50.00

$50.00

ZONING FORMS, ORDINANCE, AND MAP

(pick up copy at City Hall, $10 fee, 117 pages)

(133 pages)