Plans Review & Inspections Boards

Plans Review and Inspections Director

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

400 Main St., Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Board Office
Call 865-215-2988 or 865-215-4244


Construction Appeals Board
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The Construction Appeals Board hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of adopted codes.

This board was created from these original City boards:
• Building Board of Adjustments & Appeals
• Electrical Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals
• Mechanical/Gas Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals
• Plumbing Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals


Board of Zoning Appeals 
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The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) represents one step in the process of securing approval of a variance in the City's Zoning regulations. The process begins when an applicant for a building permit submits plans with the city's Plans Review and Inspections Division. If plans are rejected by reason of not complying with the city's Zoning Ordinance, an applicant can appeal the denial to the BZA for one of two reasons: 

• The applicant can request a variance of codes, or
• The denial represents an error in interpretation of City Code.