Activities Requiring Fire Code Inspections

Fire Chief

Stan Sharp
ssharp@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 595-4480

900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 430
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Activities Requiring Fire Code Inspections

The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts inspections for the following activities:

Installation or removal of aboveground storage tanks
  • Annual inspection of existing aboveground storage tanks required
  • Permit Application for Aboveground Storage Tanks [PDF]

    Installation or removal of underground storage tanks
  • Permit Application for Underground Storage Tanks [PDF]

    Installation of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas tanks
  • Permit Application for LP Gas Tanks Installation [PDF]

    Review and monitoring of blasting operations
  • Permit Application for Blasting Operations [PDF]

    Review and monitoring of indoor and outdoor pyrotechnic displays
  • Permit Application for Pyrotechnic Displays [PDF]
  • Tennessee State Fireworks License/Permit

    Construction or remodeling of commercial building
  • Contact the City of Knoxville Building Permit Department for a building permit at 865-215-2999 or visit Building Permits & Inspections 

    Inspection of occupancies selling beer
  • Contact the City of Knoxville Business Tax Office for a Beer Permit at 865-215-2083 or visit Beer Permit.

    Review of tent and membrane structures
  • Contact the City of Knoxville Building Permit Department for a Tent Permit at 865-215-2999 or visit tentcanopy.pdf.

    Testing and acceptance of Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems
  • Please contact Captain Carla Jones at 865-215-2283 or crjones@knoxvilletn.gov with any questions.

    Testing and acceptance of Fire Alarm Systems
  • Please contact Captain John Rodgers at 865-215-2283 or jrodgers@knoxvilletn.gov with any questions.

    Testing and acceptance of Sprinkler Systems
  • Please contact Captain Kevin Bost at 865-215-2283 or kbost@knoxvilletn.gov with any questions.