Plans Review & Inspections Boards

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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Board Office
Call 865-215-2988 or 865-215-4244


Construction Appeals Board
More info about Board

The Construction Appeals Board hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of adopted codes.

This board was created from these original City boards:
• Building Board of Adjustments & Appeals
• Electrical Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals
• Mechanical/Gas Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals
• Plumbing Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals


Board of Zoning Appeals 
More info about Board

The City of Knoxville Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) shall have the following powers:
• To hear and decide appeals to the decisions made by an administrative official in carrying out any provision of this or other zoning ordinances enacted by City Council.
• Grant variances where practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships existing in carrying out the strict letter of the zoning ordinance.