Current Codes in Effect

Plans Review and Inspections Director

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

400 Main St., Suite 512
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

* 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-219-2012

* 2012 Green Construction Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-27-2014

* 2012 International Building Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-221-2012

* 2012 International Existing Building Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-226-2012

* 2012 International Residential Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-218-2012

* 2012 International Performance Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-220-2012

* 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-132-2014

* 2012 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-223-2012

* 2012 edition of the International Mechanical Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-222-2012

* 2012 edition of the International Plumbing Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-224-2012

* 2012 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-225-2012

* 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:

* 2012 International Fire Code with Local Amendments as adopted by City Ordinance 0-227-2012