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Changes to the City's online permitting website will go live the week of April 8th - 12th. Click here for more information.

You can access the Development Services Fee Schedule and Fee Calculator to estimate fees applicable to your project.


Development in the City of Knoxville
The City of Knoxville Plans Review & Inspections Department promotes quality development and preserves neighborhood integrity and safety through plans review, permits, building inspections, and other regulatory activities. 

We offer citizen access to our Online Permitting site for permit applications inspections, licensing, plans review more.

Development in the City begins with your project vision for using a piece of property in the City limits. Bring your project idea to the City to confirm that your plans meet safety, sustainability, and zoning regulations. After plans are approved, you obtain the required permits and begin building the project. During the building process, you will go through inspections to make sure your project is successful and following regulations. Once the project is finished and all required inspections are passed, your project becomes an active part of development in the City of Knoxville!


Understanding the Development Process FAQs, guides, policies Set up Citizen Access Account

New Online Permitting Site Changes Coming Soon!
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  NOTICES
  We offer Citizen Access to Online Services for permit applications, inspections, licensing, plans review and more! Questions or need help? Call 865-215-4311 or send an email.
   
Contact Info

Director Peter Ahrens
Deputy Director Bryan Berry, AICP
Deputy Director Timothy Marcum


You can reach Plans Review & Inspections at 865-215-4311
or send an email to [email protected]

OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FRONT COUNTER HOURS: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

PLANS REVIEW: You can email plans review applications to [email protected]. To check on the status of your plans review application, call 865-215-4311 or go to Plans Review & Permit Inquiry and then enter your plans review number.

CONTACT US: Click here for a list of contacts.



Quick Links

• Plans Review & Appeals Boards
• Building Code Modification Requests [PDF]
• Current Codes
• Daily Inspections List [PDF]
• KnoxPlans
• Schedule an Inspection
• Zoning Ordinance & Inquiries