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Community Development & Construction Standards

What We Do

Development inside city limits is governed by the Hopkins County Comprehensive Plan, International Building Code, Federal Floodplain Regulation, as well as city specific sign and historic district laws. Our purpose is to help your project navigate these requirements.

1. Idea

“What do you want to do and where do you want to do it?” 

Once you have a preliminary plan ask questions to the development team to determine what the required planning documents will be and what permits you will need prior to the start of construction.

Major Development 5,000 sf+ of impervious surface  or any road or utility extension

Minor Development less than 5,000 sf of impervious surface and no utility extension

Changing site contours or laying gravel or pavement


Inter Departmental Construction

Any Activity within a Floodplain 


Planned Unit Development

2. Planning Documents

Drawings of your site and buildings depending on the scale of the project may need to be designed and stamped by a licensed professional.

Planning Documents may also include construction schedules, methods of pollution control and details about material storage and equipment parked in the floodplain.

  • Floor Plan

  • Site Plan

  • Driveway/Encroachment

  • Site Utility Plan

  • Stormwater Management Plan

  • Storm water facility maintenance plan/agreement

  • SWPPP/ BMP Plan

  • State NOI application

  • State NOI Approval Letter


  • Certificate of Elevation

  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision 

3. Permits

This document ultimately is the “OK” to start construction.

Official reviews and meetings as well as planning checklist are all preparations for this official document.

Building Permit

Driveway Encroachment Permit

Grading Permit

Major Development Plan Approval

Sign Permit

Demolition Permit


Floodplain permit

4. Inspection & Enforcement


These are site visits made by licensed professionals or city officials to verify key parts of the plan are done according to the plans


These are actions taken by the city to ensure that policies are followed and the public heath safety are maintained. 




Storm Water

IDD Inspection/Report


Double Permit Fee

Notice of Violation

MS4 Suspension Order


5. Finalize

This document is issued at the completion of the project to certify that the planned construction is complete to the satisfaction of the city. In some cases there will be periodic inspection for up to 1 year after completion to ensure ground cover growth is complete.

Certificate of Occupancy (CO)

City Acceptance of sewer line, waterline or road

Notice of Termination/Final Stormwater Inspection

Final Plat Recording


Maps & City Standards

The City of Madisonville’s GIS provides data and analysis to support the activities and planning of all City departments and administration. The City’s GIS is managed through the Engineering Department which maintains GIS data and provides technical support and training to other City departments.
GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is a combination of computer hardware, software, data, human operator, utilization method, and a network to disseminate the geographic data. It is not only used for the creation of maps but to manipulate, store, query, and analyze spatial and non-spatial information.
​These maps are provided for informational purposes only. These maps were developed using the City of Madisonville Geographic Information System digital data. All efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of these maps. The City of Madisonville Engineering Department does not warrant or make representations or endorsement as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information displayed on these maps. The City of Madisonville Engineering Department explicitly disclaims all responsibility and liability for the use of this information.

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