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

Not sure where to start? Check out our Fast Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications for Plans Review must be submitted to:
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.

This is a list of the persons involved in the review of plans:

Parking Spaces
Melvin Wright, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-2995
Greg Anderson, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-3096

Zoning and Building Regulations 
Melvin Wright, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-2995
Greg Anderson, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-3096

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

Gas/Mechanical/Plumbing Regulations 
Charlie Johnson, Chief Gas/Mech/Plumbing Inspector, 865-215-3109

Fire Regulations
Sonny Partin, Fire Inspections 865-215-2843
Michael Gillespie, Fire Inspections 865-215-2842

Arborist Requirements 
Melvin Wright, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-2995
Greg Anderson, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-3096

Alternative Building Code, NC-1, H-1 & CBID
Marty Clay, Plans Review & Inspections, 865-215-3094

Site and Drainage
Mark Johnson, Engineering, 865-215-2608

Parking Access and Layout 
Mark Johnson, Engineering, 865-215-2608

Waste Water
Travis Franklin, Knoxville Utilities Board, 865-558-2260
Blake Brown, Knoxville Utilities Board, 865-558-2689