Plans Review & Inspections Boards

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

Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals
Building Board of Adjustments & Appeals Application [PDF]
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The Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals (BBAA) exist for the owner of a building or structure, or his duly authorized agent, to appeal a decision of the Building Official to the Board whenever any one of the following conditions are claimed to exist:

  • The Building Official rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a building, structure or service system.
  • The provisions of this Code do not apply to this specific case.
  • That an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case.
  • The true intent and meaning of this Code or any of the regulations thereunder have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.

Mechanical/Gas Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments and Appeals
Mechanical/Gas Board Adjustments & Appeals Application [PDF]
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The owner of a building or structure, or his duly authorized agent, may appeal a decision of the Plumbing, Mechanical and Gas Inspector Chief to the Board whenever any one of the following conditions are claimed to exist:

  • The Plumbing, Mechanical and Gas Inspector Chief rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a service system.
  • The provisions of this Code do not apply to this specific case.
  • That an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case.
  • The true intent and meaning of this Code or any of the regulations thereunder have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.

Plumbing Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments and Appeals
Plumbing Board Adjustments & Appeals Application [PDF]
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The owner of a building or structure, or his duly authorized agent, may appeal a decision of the Plumbing, Mechanical and Gas Inspector Chief to the Board whenever any one of the following conditions are claimed to exist:

  • The Plumbing, Mechanical and Gas Inspector Chief rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a service system.
  • The provisions of this Code do not apply to this specific case.
  • That an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case.
  • The true intent and meaning of this Code or any of the regulations thereunder have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.

Electrical Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments & Appeals
Electrical Board Adjustments & Appeals Application [PDF]
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The owner of a building or structure, or his duly authorized agent, may appeal a decision of the Chief Electrical Inspector whenever any one of the following conditions are claimed to exist:

  • The Chief Electrical Inspector rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a service system.
  • The provisions of this Code do not apply to this specific case.
  • That an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case.
  • The true intent and meaning of this Code or any of the regulations thereunder have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.
     
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.