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OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
GENERAL INQUIRIES
Please send email to bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov
or call 865-215-2999.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
To pay by credit card, please call 865-215-2999.
 
PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE
What is this meeting for?
Our staff will provide a preliminary plans review (at no cost to you) to help ensure a successful building project. Many potential problems can be avoided if they're addressed early in the process. If you have a complex construction or renovation project, our staff can answer specific questions and offer possible solutions to difficult design challenges.
How do I sign up?
Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Monday each month. Please click here for application instructions.
 
EXPEDITED PERMIT REVIEW
What is this meeting for?
Less complicated projects, like interior finishes, that meet specific criteria, can be reviewed and approved for a permit on the spot (at not additional cost).
Our Staff will meet with your licensed design professional, and if the plans are approved, then permits can be issued the same day.
How do I sign up?
Meetings are scheduled on Thursdays. Please click here for application instructions and project criteria.
DeAnn Bogus
Deputy Director of Building Inspections

865-215-4282

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.


SUBMIT PLANS REVIEW APPLICATIONS 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.


CONTACTS FOR REVIEW OF PLANS:

Form District Projects
DeAnn Bogus, Deputy Director of Building Inspections, 865-215-4282

Building Regulations, Alternative Building Code, NC-1, H-1, CBID & Arborist Requirements
Marty Clay, Chief of Building Inspections & Plans Review, 865-215-3094

Zoning and Parking Regulations
Scott Elder, Chief of Zoning & Sign Regulation, 865-215-4473

Sign Regulations
Brandon Littlejohn, Zoning & Sign Inspector, 865-215-2992
Beth Goodman, Zoning & Sign Inspector, 865-215-2993

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

Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Regulations
Charlie Johnson, Chief of Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing, 865-215-3109

Fire Regulations
Sonny Partin, Fire Inspections, 865-215-2843
Carla Jones, Fire Inspections, 865-215-2845

Site, Drainage and Parking Access / Layout
Mark Johnson, Engineering, 865-215-2608
Boone Hillenbrand, Engineering, 865-215-3145
Joshua Frerichs, Engineering, 865-215-2798

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

KnoxPlans / Electronic Review
Chevelle Lewis, Codes Administrator, 865-215-2626