The City of Frankfort offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2013 and Friday, November 29, 2013 in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be NO bus services Thursday and limited bus service Friday. Friday’s bus schedule: SATURDAY ROUTE 9:00 a.m.-2:40 p.m. and J.A.R.C. SERVICE 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. For more information on bus services please call 502-875-8565.
How many, how long, and where can businesses place temporary signs or banners?
It is always best to contact the Planning Office at 502-352-2094 before buying or installing any signs (temporary or not). We are here to help you!
In general - Temporary banners or other temporary signs are permitted only for commercial, office and industrial uses and shall have only one temporary sign on the same property at no larger than 32 sq.ft.. No temporary sign shall be erected on a premise for a cumulative total of more than sixty (60) days per calendar year. Any applicant that proposes to maintain the same banner/ temporary sign for a period greater than sixty (60) days per calendar year shall obtain approval from the Planning Commission.
So does this mean you only get one sign for 60 days a year on your property?- NO. It means the exact same sign cannot remain longer than 60 days - you can install one, then replace it with a similar or different sign, and so on. But if you desire to keep the same temporary/banner sign for more than 60 days, then you need to get Planning Commission approval.
So I can only have 1 temporary banner or sign on my property at a time? - YES (However, if a temporary sign is placed where it is not visible from the public right-of-way, staff can allow other temporary signs on the site (these are often 1 or...
What are the requirements for political /campaign signs?
All properties may display political/campaign sign(s) – other than governmentally owned properties – provided the following requirements are satisfied:
- Sign(s) shall NOT be allowed within or over any public right-of-way;
- Signs shall NOT be attached to trees, utility poles, or fences.
- Sign(s) shall not be located to obstruct the vision of pedestrians, cyclists, or motorists traveling on or entering public streets;
- Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in size.
- Signs shall not exceed six (6) feet in height.
- Sign(s) shall be removed within 5 days after the election-day of voting;
- Written consent of the owner should be obtained before installing the sign;
- No fee or permit is required.
How are these requirements enforced?
- Any sign found within a public right-of-...
Time Sensitive! - pay your outstanding liens before November 30, 2013 and save $.
On September 30th, the Board of Commissioners approved by Ordinance No. 11, 2013, to waive the interest that has accrued on existing Property Maintenance Code Liens if the outstanding lien(s) are paid in full on or before November 30, 2013. This is a great opportunity for home owners to save money on the interest that has and will continue to accrue on outstanding liens if paid by November 30th. Existing liens that are not paid in full by November 30th, will continue to accrue interest! This is a limited timeframe offered by the City Commission. Please do not miss out on this limited offer. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning and Building Codes Department at 502-352-2094 or email staff directly at ENOE@FRANKFORT.KY.GOV
Local businesses can qualify for local preference status with the City of Frankfort, when a business meets the requirements of City of Frankfort Ordinances (see the City of Frankfort website) and maintains a current local preference application on file with the Finance Purchasing Agent.
The criteria for "local preference status" is the following:
- Business must maintain an office or place of business located within Frankfort or Franklin County, and
- Business must maintain a current occupational license as required by the City of Frankfort or Franklin County and have filed an occupational license fee return in the name of such business for two (2) years immediately preceding the year in which the local preference is to be awarded, and
- Business has been certified as a local business by the Finance Purchasing Agent
Applications for the local preference status are available on the City of Frankfort Web-Site. Questions
concerning the local preference status should be addressed to the City’s Finance Department at
Frankfort PD is pleased to announce the Citizen Online Reporting System. The System is available to residents of Frankfort as an option to report incidents to the Frankfort Police Department.
NOTE: If your situation is an emergency ( a life or death situation or a crime in progress) immediately call 911
Online reporting is available for the following incident types:
- Harassment/Harassing Communications
- Fraud Use Credit/Debit Card Under $500 Within 6 Months
- Thefts Under $500
- Criminal Mischief/Vandalism Under $1,000
- Lost or Damaged Property
To use the system, you will create an account to file your first report. Save the account information for future use and to print draft copies of your report for free. If you choose, you can obtain an official copy of the report via the State of Kentucky's BuyCrime website after the report review process has occurred.
It is a crime to make a false police report.
The City, County, and Boone National Guard recently completed a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), with the efforts of the Joint Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission. In the up coming months, the recommendations within the JLUS will be reviewed and discussed by the Planning Commission. If you would like to be added to an email notification list concerning meetings and discussions of the JLUS, please select here by emailing the City's Planning Staff. We will be happy to add you to the email distribution list. Thank you for your interest in this process and plan. Gary
The Planning Department is providing a group notification email list for citizens that desire to be notified when meetings, discussions, or drafts of changes to the Historic Preservation regulations. It is anticipated that by October 2013, drafts and discussion meetings will begin relating to proposed changes to the City's local historic preservation regulations (Article 14 and the SC, SH, and CB zoning districts. To be added to an email distribution list, please select here.
Thank you for your time and interest on this issue. Gary
The Frankfort Planning and Building Codes Department has completed an executive summary of the Survey/Assessment responses. They are available within our departments website page as well as HERE. We will be providing discussion of the results with the City Commission at the August 12, work session. Again our department truly appreciates all of the responses and comments received concerning the Historic Preservation survey/assessment. The comments received will help us move forward on drafting code changes to the Historic Preservation ordinance for future public review and discussions. Again, we want to "Thank You" for all your comments and assistance with this project.
Below is the previous announcement relating to the Historic Preservation Survey/Assessment:
The Frankfort Planning and Building Codes Department previously announced that a Citizen survey/assessment will be mailed out to all property owners within the three locally zoned Historic Zoning Districts (Special Historic "SH"; Central Business "CB"; Special Capital "SC") June. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Survey/Assessment is to obtain comments, opinions, and suggestions from the owners that are currently affected by the City's Zoning Regulations - Article 17 - Architectural Review Board, and the...
The Frankfort Planning and Building Codes Department truly appreciates all of the responses and comments received concerning the Historic Preservation survey/assessment. We are compiling the data and will provide a summary of the results on the web site in August. The comments received will help us move forward on drafting code changes to the Historic Preservation ordinance for future public review and discussions. Again, we want to "Thank You" for all your comments and assistance with this project. Gary.
Below is the previous announcement relating to the Historic Preservation Survey/Assessment:
The Frankfort Planning and Building Codes Department previously announced that a Citizen survey/assessment will be mailed out to all property owners within the three locally zoned Historic Zoning Districts (Special Historic "SH"; Central Business "CB"; Special Capital "SC") June. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Survey/Assessment is to obtain comments, opinions, and suggestions from the owners that are currently affected by the City's Zoning Regulations - Article 17 - Architectural Review Board, and the current Historic Preservation Guidelines. The survey will be reviewed, and proposed changes to the Historic Preservation Guidelines will be prepared for future public comments, hearings, and potentially adoption. This will be the first of several opportunities for public input, however, returning this survey...