Building Inspections

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ADOPTED CODES


  • International Building Code 2018
  • International Residential Code 2018
  • International Energy Conservation Code 2012
  • International Plumbing Code 2018
  • International  Mechanical Code 2018
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2018
  • National Electric Code 2017
  • ADA Standards for Accessible Design 2010
  • International Fire Code 2018
  • Life Safety Code as referenced by International Fire Code

PLANS SUBMITTAL

Plans for new buildings and additions shall include the location of the proposed building or structure and all existing buildings or structures on the site (show square footage of each building or structure). Also, show parking layout, erosion control, storm water detention (if applicable), and drawings shall be to scale.

Plans Exempt from Review Construction drawings are not required for one- and two-family dwellings. Only a site plan review is required.
One set of electronic plans must be submitted for all construction projects.

Plans that are required to have a Design Professional's Tennessee (Architect or Engineer) Stamp affixed to them:

  • All assembly (50 or more people), Educational, and Institutional occupancies.
  • Buildings and structures three stories or more high.
  • Buildings and structures 5,000 sq. ft. (465m) (Add floors together) or more in area

TOP 5 ELECTRICAL REJECTIONS:

  • No permit
  • Inadequate clearance about electrical equipment
  • No ground fault circuit interrupters
  • No arc fault interrupters
  • Improper bonding

TOP 5 PLUMBING REJECTIONS:

  • No water test on drain lines
  • No air test on water lines
  • Lack of nail plates
  • Lack of support for piping
  • Drain pan and relief valve not piped to exterior. ( water heaters )

CONTACT YOUR INSPECTORs

Gene McConkey, Building Official
Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical
423-744-2752
Email
Mon - Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nora Cardin, Inspector
Building, Plumbing, Mechanical  and Residential Electric
423-744-2754
Email
Mon - Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FEES & APPLICATIONS16 documents

  • BUILDING VALUATION TABLE & REVIEW FEES
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  • BUILDING PERMIT & PLAN EXAMINATION
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  • CITY CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE APPLICATION
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  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES
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  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION
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  • NONSTANDARD ELECTRICAL INSPECTION FEE
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  • MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES
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  • MECHANICAL PERMIT APPLICATION
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  • PLUMBING PERMIT APPLICATION
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  • SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION
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  • NEW STRUCTURE APPLICATION PACKAGE
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  • AMENDMENT TO ZONING MAP AND/OR ORDINANCE
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  • CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS - ATHENS HISTORIC PRESERVATION
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  • VARIANCE REQUEST AND ZONING ORDINANCE APPEALS APPLICATION
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  • USE ON REVIEW APPLICATION
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  • FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
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