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The City is preparing to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Code Council construction codes. Historically, the adopted codes have been amended to reflect earlier editions to minimize construction process changes. This adoption will be somewhat different in that we intend to adopt the 2018 code editions with minimal amendments. Plans Review and Inspections Staff have been reviewing the 2018 codes the past six months. Public meetings were held July 30, 2018 thru August 2, 2018 to provide more information about the changes for each code.
Materials from Code Adoption Meetings:
• 2018 Int'l. Plumbing Code, 2018 Int'l Fuel Gas Code & 2018 Int'l. Mechanical Code  - Code Changes/Presentation/Notes [PDF] 
• 2017 National Electric Code - Code Changes/Presentation/Notes [PDF] 
• 2018 COK Building Code Changes - Code Changes/Presentation [PDF]
• 2018 COK Residential Code Changes - Code Changes/Presentation [PDF]

Plans Review will be moving on December 10-11, 2018. We will be open for business on both days. Please bear with us as we transition to our new home on the fourth floor in Room 475. We apologize in advance.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please send email to bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov
or call 865-215-2999.
To pay by credit card, please call 865-215-2999.
What is this meeting for?
Our staff will provide a preliminary plans review (at no cost to you) to help ensure a successful building project. Many potential problems can be avoided if they're addressed early in the process. If you have a complex construction or renovation project, our staff can answer specific questions and offer possible solutions to difficult design challenges.
How do I sign up?
Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Monday each month. Please click here for application instructions.
What is this meeting for?
Less complicated projects, like interior finishes, that meet specific criteria, can be reviewed and approved for a permit on the spot (at no additional cost).
Our Staff will meet with your licensed design professional, and if the plans are approved, then permits can be issued the same day.
How do I sign up?
Meetings are scheduled on Thursdays. Please click here for application instructions and project criteria.
DeAnn Bogus
Deputy Director of Building Inspections


The Plans Review & Inspections Division promotes quality development and preserves neighborhood integrity and safety through plans review, permits, building inspections, and other regulatory activities.

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Plans Review & Inspections
City of Knoxville
400 Main St., Rm 505
Knoxville, TN 37902

Commercial plans are reviewed within 10-14 working days of their receipt in the Building Inspections Office.

To check on the status of your plans review application, call 865-215-4830 or go to Plans Review & Permit Inquiry and then enter your plans review number.


Form District Projects
DeAnn Bogus, Deputy Director of Building Inspections, 865-215-4282

Building Regulations, Alternative Building Code, NC-1, H-1, CBID & Arborist Requirements
James Tente, Chief of Building Inspections & Plans Review, 865-215-3096

Zoning Regulations
Scott Elder, Chief of Zoning & Sign Regulation, 865-215-4473

Parking Spaces & Landscape
Scott Elder, Chief of Zoning & Sign Regulation, 865-215-4473

Sign Regulations
Rebecca Johnson, Zoning & Sign Inspector, 865-215-2992

Electrical and Solar Regulations
Greg Taylor, Chief of Electrical, 865-215-3285

Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Regulations
Charlie Johnson, Chief of Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing, 865-215-3109

Fire Regulations
Sonny Partin, Fire Inspections, 865-215-2843
Carla Jones, Fire Inspections, 865-215-2845
Kevin Bost, Fire Inspections, 865-215-2846

Site, Drainage, and Parking Access / Layout
Joshua Frerichs, Engineering, 865-215-2798
Adam Kohntopp, Engineering, 865-215-3145
Josh Jenkins, Engineering, 865-215-2608

Waste Water
Travis Franklin, Knoxville Utilities Board, 865-558-2260
Christian Wiberley, Knoxville Utilities Board, 865-558-2483

KnoxPlans / Electronic Review
DeAnn Bogus, Deputy Director of Building Inspections, 865-215-4282