198B.6671 Permit required for installation of initial system -- Contents of
application and permit -- Exemptions.
(1) Notwithstanding KRS 198B.030 to the contrary, any person who installs an
initial heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system shall apply for a permit
prior to beginning the installation. No installation shall begin before the
application for the permit has been filed. In no event, however, shall a person
exempt under KRS 198B.674 be required to possess or show proof of a
heating, ventilation, or air conditioning license in order to obtain the permit
required by this section.
(2) The applicant for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning permit, by the act
of applying for the permit, shall be deemed to consent to inspection of the
installation by authorized inspectors of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and of
the relevant city, county, urban-county government, charter county, unified
local government, or consolidated local government.
(3) The permit shall contain and display:
(a) The name of the person performing the work;
(b) The full extent of the work to be performed;
The name of the owner or owners of the property where the work is to be
(d) The location of the property where the work is to be performed, including
county and street address; and
(e) The master license number, if the work is required to be performed by a
master heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor.
(4) No permit shall be required for any installation performed on a manufactured
home as defined in KRS 227.550, by a manufactured home retailer licensed
pursuant to KRS 227.610, or by a manufacturer as defined in KRS 227.550.
(5) No permit or inspection shall be required for the installation of window unit air
conditioners or space heaters.
(6) No permit or inspection shall be required for the installation of a heating,
ventilation, or air conditioning system, except in buildings designed for human
Effective:June 29, 2017
History: Amended 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 169, sec. 52, effective June 29, 2017. --
Created 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 86, sec. 1, effective July 1, 2008.
Legislative Research Commission Note (4/18/2008). This statute was created by
2007 Ky. Acts ch. 86, sec. 1, to be effective July 1, 2008, pursuant to sec. 12 of
that Act. However, 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 127 (2008 HB 406, the State/Executive
Branch Budget) provided in Part I, F., 16., (2) HVAC Permitting and Inspecting,
that notwithstanding the delayed effective date provided in 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 86,
sec. 12, the effective date of this statute shall be July 1, 2010.