Planning and Zoning

​​​​ Administrator 

​​Jenny Clark 

Planning Commission 

​​Gale Cherry
Carol Woodall
Bill Perry
Karen Wigginton
Paul Hooks
Ryals Farless
Chris Burton

Board of Adjustments  

​​Shane Fortner
Allee Coleman
Paul Hooks
Gale Cherry
Kayla Thomas


Kentucky cities are allowed to regulate land use within the construct approved by the Kentucky General Assembly. While cities are not required to enact planning and zoning, Princeton has chosen to do so.

Planning and zoning is an intensive process in which areas of a city are designated for specific purposes. Such land use zoning is the result of significant planning done on the part of the city. Market studies, demographic trends, infrastructure assessments and any other applicable research are combined into a comprehensive plan that governs the next five years of zoning activities. Ordinances are then passed to enforce those land use and transportation decisions.

The Princeton Planning Commission, made up of members of the community, provides oversight of this highly regulated process. Members of this board include: Carol Woodall, Gale Cherry, Bill Perry, Karen Wigginton, Paul Hooks, Ryals Farless and Chris Burton.

Public input must be received in a number of different forms, and an appeals process overseen by the Board of Adjustment is in place for those who wish to adjust established zoning requirements. Members of the Board of Adjustment include: Paul Hooks, Gale Cherry, Shane Fortner, Allee Coleman and Kayla Thomas.

The Planning and Zoning department is currently administered by Jenny Clark. 


The forms included below are those most frequently requested from the Planning and Zoning department. Questions may be directed to Planning and Zoning Administrator.​

Form PZ-1 Building Permit.pdf
Form PZ-2 Improvement Location Permit .pdf
Form PZ-3 Conditional Use Permit.pdf
Form PZ-4 Dimensional Variance.pdf
Form PZ-5 Map Amendment.pdf
Form PZ-6 Text Amendment.pdf
Form PZ-7 Sign Permit.pdf
Form PZ-8 Sign Permit (over 250 sq ft).pdf
Form PZ-9 Billboard Permit .pdf


Click the link below to download a map of the current zoning regulations in place for the city of Princeton.  The map is in PDF form.  Note that zoning variances may be requested through the Board of Adjustment.


Planning and Zoning Administrator
Jenny Clark 
(270) 365 - 9575
Planning and Zoning