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The City of Maysville and Mason County enjoy a regulatory environment that is lean, effective, and conducive to private business. Maysville has a helpful, professional staff that oversees development. The City requires the submission of a development plan for review, and the staff – which includes the planning and zoning administrator, building inspector, projects coordinator – works collaboratively to facilitate project completion by reducing development review times and costs. 

Building permits can be secured in five days or less. Permit fees for all building permits are reasonable, and the types of permits the City of Maysville and Mason County require are relatively few; other cities require permits for amenities such as electrical systems, sidewalks, fencing … Maysville and Mason County do not. The City of Maysville requires business to purchase an annual occupational license, but that is the only cost of doing business the City requires. 

Maysville and Mason County have developed a common-sense zoning scheme that encourages development in and around Maysville and protects agricultural land in Mason County. There are multiple zoning classifications that cover a wide range of both commercial and industrial activities, permitting or conditionally-permitting virtually all business land uses. Maysville has a variety of available land in commercial and industrial zoning classifications, and if appropriately-zoned land is unavailable, re-zonings can take as few as 21 days from start to finish.

Business Support

In 2015, a group of key businesses leaders and government officials worked on a strategic plan regarding economic development in Mason County and our region. They looked forward to the year 2025, "What do we want to be?"

What came out of the planning was the Vision 2025 plan. Five main goals were identified:
1. Coordinated Economic Development Strategies
2. Economic Development Partnerships
3. Coordinate Education and Industry
4. Develop Marketing Plan, Branding
5. Retain Next Generation
The plan has been endorsed or adopted by many local and regional organizations.

Through goal #5, the Maysville Young Professionals Network has been started. Complete information about the group can be found on their facebook page:

This is a great roadmap to making our region stronger.

Connecting with Elected Officials

U.S. Senator - Mitch McConnell
Louisville Office
601 W. BroadwayRoom 630
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 582-6304
Washington D.C. phone: (202) 224-2541

U.S. Representative - Thomas Massie
Northern Kentucky Office
541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 208
Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017
(859) 426-0080
Washington D.C. phone: (202) 225-3465

State Representative - John Sims, Jr.
702 Capitol Ave
Annex Room 429C
Frankfort KY 40601
502-564-8100 Ext. 696

State Senator - Steve West
702 Capitol Ave
Annex Room 229
Frankfort KY 40601
502-564-8100 Ext. 806

County Judge/Executive - Joe Pfeffer
221 Stanley Reed Court
Maysville, KY 41056

Mayor, Maysville - David Cartmell
216 Bridge Street
Maysville, KY 41056

* On this page, the term "Lieutenant Governor" is used for the person who stands in for the governor. This person is not called "Lieutenant Governor" in all states.
Name Term
Governor (Kentucky)
Matt Bevin (R) 2015-2019
Lieutenant Governor (Kentucky)
Jenean Hampton (R) 2015-2019
Senators (Kentucky)
Mitch McConnell (R) 2015-2021
Rand Paul (R) 2017-2023
Representatives (Kentucky)
Thomas Massie (R) District 4