Hardin County Judge Executive, Harry Berry directed all county facilities to begin a phased re-opening on Monday, May 18, 2020. The County Government Building will reopen to the public on that date with masks and temperature screenings required for entry. Entry will only be allowed at the main entrance at the front of the building off N Provident Way and will be limited to only nine citizens at a time in common areas.

Since March 17, 2020 our office has been closed to the public; however, land use applications and building and electrical permits are being successfully processed by email, mail, fax and through use of our online portal. Our staff will still be here working Monday Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm and both the building and electrical inspectors will continue performing inspections on their normal schedules.

At this time, our office will be open to the public by appointment only until further notice. We strongly encourage our citizens to continue using these alternative means to obtain permits but, if a face-to-face meeting is necessary we can accommodate you via an appointment to visit the office.

We have resumed holding public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment using social distancing practices. Masks or other face coverings are strongly encouraged to enter the building and participate.

Our office will be making safety modifications to our lobby to better distance the employees from the public and we anticipate those being completed in very early July and at that time we will fully reopen to the public

We appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation as we work through this pandemic together. Please give us a call if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Centrally located within 44 miles of Louisville to the north and 131 miles of Nashville to the south, Hardin County is located at the intersection of three major highways--Interstate 65, the Bluegrass Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway. Hardin County, the fourth largest in Kentucky- with 630 square miles, has a population estimated at 110,356, as of 2018.

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The Commission office is located in the Hardin County Government Center located at 150 North Provident Way, Suite 225, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone (270) 769-5479, Fax (270) 769-5591