Licenses, Permits, and Commercial Construction

Business Licenses

While Breckinridge County does not issue business licenses, each of the three cities does require them within the city limits. Click the links below for more information.




County Licenses

Breckinridge County does require a special license for the following types of business or products: Ice cream, Soft Drinks, Restaurants, Tobacco Products, Pool Tables, and Movie Theaters

Please contact County Clerk Jared Butler at 270-756-6166 for more information.


Breckinridge County and all three cities have licenses and fees associated with the sale of alcoholic beverages. Please contact ABC Coordinator Andrew Adkins at 270-580-4780 or the respective city hall to learn more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers supplied by our Building Code Reviewer, Kelly Meadows

Commercial Construction Resources



Planning Your Building

Commercial buildings in Kentucky must follow the guidelines of the Kentucky Building Code. The most recent edition is from 2018. Click here

The Public Protection Cabinet has also made available an application guide for building construction.


Health Department

People to Call

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Kelly Meadows, Building Code Reviewer: 270-823-3921,

Tommy Lanham, Electrical Inspector: 859-481-8151,

Jeremy Hinton, Environmentalist, Breck Co. Health Department: 270-756-2462,

Divison of HVAC, Public Protection Cabinet:

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About Us

Breckinridge County United (BCU) is a non-profit economic development organization committed to advancing the economic prosperity of Breckinridge County.

Address: 224 S Main Street, Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Phone: 1-270-756-0268


Our Mission

We strive to diversify and strengthen our county's economy and increase the standard of living for all of its citizens through the recruitment of new industry, the continued retention and expansion of our existing local businesses, and the promotion of entrepreneurship and small business development.

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