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PDS provides multiple services to a number of jurisdictions in Northern Kentucky. To help you know what general services are provided to which jurisdictions, we provide the following list. Detailed information about these services may be found on the jurisdictional links to your right.


Kenton County

For all jurisdictions:

•    APPLICATIONS AND FORMS are provided online. This collection includes, but is not limited to: building permits and checklists, HVAC applications, plat applications, and surety information.

•    PLANNING & ZONING SERVICES by way of KRS 147.670(1). This includes the state-mandated updates to the area-wide comprehensive plan as well as any other local planning initiatives pursued by any of Kenton County’s local governments.

•   PLANNING & ZONING AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING SERVICES to the Kenton County Planning Commission by way of a professional services agreement. This includes technical assistance to the planning commission and applicants preparing to go before it, review of and recommendation on all map and text amendments to the 20 local zoning ordinances, review of and recommendation on all stage I and stage II development plans, and maintenance of all official zoning ordinances and maps. It also includes administration of the county’s subdivision regulations, technical assistance to the planning commission and all local public works departments, review of all conveyance plats, review of all preliminary and final plats and any improvement plans submitted with them, and field inspections of all infrastructure required by the regulations.

•    FULL COMPLIMENT OF LINK-GIS SERVICES by way of an interlocal agreement creating the LINK-GIS/Kenton County partnership. Partners include the Kenton County Fiscal Court, the Kenton County PVA, PDS (managing partner), the Northern Kentucky Water District, and Sanitation District #1.

•    STATE-LEVEL BUILDING CODE SERVICES by way of authority granted to Kenton County Fiscal Court by the Kentucky Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction and then delegated to PDS by the Fiscal Court. This includes administration of the Kentucky Building Code and attendant National Electric Code on all state-level construction projects, technical assistance to all local fire departments, review of all building permit applications, review of all required building plans, and field inspections of all construction through issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

For Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, unincorporated Kenton County, Kenton Vale, Lakeside Park, Ludlow, Park Hills, Ryland Heights, Taylor Mill, Villa Hills, and that portion of Walton laying within Kenton County:

•    PLANNING & ZONING SERVICES by way of the One Stop Shop codes administration program interlocal agreement. This includes administration of the jurisdiction’s zoning ordinance, review of zoning permits issued under it, and code enforcement.

For Covington, Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, unincorporated Kenton County, Kenton Vale, Lakeside Park, Ludlow, Park Hills, Ryland Heights, Taylor Mill, Villa Hills, and that portion of Walton laying within Kenton County:

•    BUILDING CODE SERVICES by way of the One Stop Shop codes administration program interlocal agreement. This includes administration of the Kentucky Building Code and attendant National Electric Code, technical assistance to the jurisdiction’s fire department, review of all building permit applications, review of all required building plans, and field inspections of all construction through issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

For Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Fort Wright, unincorporated Kenton County, Kenton Vale, Ryland Heights, and Taylor Mill:

•    EXPANDED CODE ENFORCEMENT SERVICES by way of an interlocal agreement that created the Joint Kenton County Code Enforcement Board. This includes administration the Board’s policies, procedures, and record keeping.


Pendleton County

•    APPLICATIONS AND FORMS are provided online. This collection includes, but is not limited to: preliminary and final plat applications, subdivision waiver applications, and improvement specifications application. 

•    LINK-GIS SERVICES by way of a professional services agreement with Pendleton Fiscal Court.


Campbell County

•    FULL COMPLIMENT OF LINK-GIS SERVICES by way of an interlocal agreement creating the LINK-GIS/Campbell County partnership. Partners include the Campbell County Fiscal Court, the Campbell County PVA, PDS (managing partner), the Northern Kentucky Water District, and Sanitation District #1.