Illegal Dumping

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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ILLEGAL DUMPINGIt is illegal to place garbage, brush, leaves and/or bulky trash on any property except your own. As per City code Chapter 13, Article VII, Sec. 13-168 and Article VIII, Sec. 13-193. 


How to report illegal dumping:


• Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311, or the hotline at 865-215-2496 to remain anonymous.


Must be able to report:

• Vehicle tag number
• What was dumped
• Where illegal dump is located


Penalties for illegal dumping:

• $50 / day fine
• Court costs
• Abatement costs

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