Current Codes in Effect

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.

• City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance (with amendments) adopted by City Ordinance 3369. Available online at City's Code of Ordinances. 

• 2009 ICC / ANSI A117.1

• 2018 International Energy Conservation Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-181-2018 

• 2018 International Building Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-180-2018 

• 2018 International Existing Building Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-179-2018 

• 2018 International Residential Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-182-2018 

• 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-173-2018 

• 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-176-2018 

• 2018 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-178-2018 

• 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-177-2018 

• 2018 edition of the International Plumbing Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-175-2018 

• 2018 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-174-2018 

• 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 as adopted by City Ordinance 0-171-2018