Current Construction Codes

Plans Review and Inspections Director

Peter Ahrens
pahrens@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3669

400 Main St., Suite 475
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The following codes have been adopted by the City of Knoxville Inspections Bureau. These codes will be used to review and approve plans prior to issuance.

• 2009 ICC / ANSI A117.1

• 2018 International Energy Conservation Code 

• 2018 International Building Code - Code Changes/Presentation [PDF]

• 2018 International Existing Building Code 

• 2018 International Residential Code 

• 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 

• 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code - Code Changes/Presentation/Notes [PDF]

• 2018 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code - Code Changes/Presentation/Notes [PDF]

• 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code - Code Changes/Presentation/Notes [PDF]

• 2018 edition of the International Plumbing Code - Code Changes/Presentation/Notes [PDF]

• 2018 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code 

• Knoxville Code of Ordinances: Chapter 6 Buildings and Building Regulations, Article I, Section 6-5. Fire District

In addition, the Fire Inspection Bureau reviews plans for compliance with:

•  2018 International Fire Code with Local Amendments