The Bourbon County Joint Planning Office is the first stop for many questions about building, zoning, code enforcement and floodplain management. We serve the Cities of Millersburg, North Middletown, Paris, and unincorporated Bourbon County.

May 2017 Update



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Local Planning News…

Tips for Hosting a Farm Wedding


Are you thinking about hosting a special event on a farm?


On June 29, 2017 “agritourism activities” will be considered a permitted agricultural use.  An agritourism activity means any activity that is carried out on a farm and allows participants to view or participate in the farm for recreational, entertainment, or educational purposes.  These activities include farming, ranching, historic, cultural, civic, or ceremonial activities, including but not limited to weddings…


Here’s a Planning Checklist to get you started.

Historic Preservation Symposium


Main Street Paris in the 1930’s. Photo Credit: Hopewell Museum.

On May 20th, the Planning Office provided a brief presentation about preservation planning initiatives that are identified in the 2017 Comprehensive Plan.

Did you miss this event?  Click here to view a copy of the presentation at this event hosted by the Hopewell History Museum.



“Share the Road” signage was recently installed along State maintained roads in Bourbon County to remind motorists to take caution.  Click the image to the right to view a map with recommended sign locations.

Community Arts Initiative


On April 24th, over 30 community members participated in an “on the table” meeting to discuss how we can publicly celebrate Garrett Morgan, the world renowned inventor who grew up in Claysville, right here in Paris.  Several ideas were shared!  This Summer, we will take some of these ideas and share the community’s artistic vision at a Design Workshop.  Stay tuned for a Summer Design Workshop date!


See more Garrett Morgan Meeting Highlights

Housing Interest Survey

In the winter of 16-17, the Chamber of Commerce and the Planning Office asked residents and non-residents about their housing needs and preferences.  Click the icon to the left to learn what the Community had to say!