Building Inspections

227 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN 37862
Office: 865-774-7120   Fax: 865-774-7121

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Chris Jenkins - Building Official is a Tennessee Certified Building Inspector (Commercial and Residential), Tennessee Certified Plumbing Inspector (Commercial and Residential),  Tennessee Certified Mechanical Inspector (Commercial and Residential), Tennessee Certified Fire Inspector and Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Level 1 certified.
The office provides building code enforcement for construction in Sevier County.

Hours of Operation:  
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Beginning Monday April 24, 2023, we will begin using On-line permitting for all new building permit applications.
Any questions concerning setting up your account will need to be directed to their helpline at 866-957-3764 or visit the website.
Sevier County QR Code

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions):
1. Do I need a building permit? Click here for the Building Permit Application. Any new construction including accessory structures, remodels and additions require a building permit.
2. What is the first step to getting a building permit? There are permits and documents required before our office can issue the building permit (environmental health, zoning compliance, floor plan and contractor information). Links are below.
Residential Permit Fees
Residential Permit Requirements
Commercial Permit Fees
Commercial Permit Requirements
Commercial Plan Requirements
Single Family Dwelling Use Form
Tiny Home Inspection Program

3. What inspections are required? Typical inspection includes: footings, under slab plumbing, rough in framing, rough in plumbing, energy (which includes HVAC and gas pipe) and final. Please check your permit for specific inspections for your project.
4. Do property lines need to be marked for inspection? Yes, property lines shall be marked for footing inspection (or first scheduled inspection if footings have been inspected by 3rd party professional). 

Current building code is followed:
2012 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2012 International Fire Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
Code Amendments (link)

International Code Council:
National Fire Prevention Association:
Tennessee Commerce and Insurance – Fire Prevention Division:
Contractor lookup: