Plans Review and Inspections Director

Peter Ahrens
(865) 215-3669

400 Main St., Suite 475
Knoxville, TN 37902

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We now offer citizen access to online services for permit applications, inspections, licensing, plans review and more!
New Permitting System
Questions or need help? Call 865-215-3669 or email [email protected]

KnoxPlans is the City’s innovative process for Plans Review which uses a web-based digital plan submission and review process. Electronic submission of plans is a practice in the construction industry that saves customers hundreds of dollars in printing and storage costs, and results in faster permit processing. This process allows you to submit online drawings and other plan documents for an online review resulting in a reduction in cost, paper, time, and money. No more paper copies, wasted gas, parking costs, or trips downtown. After plans are uploaded, the City’s reviewers will review them online. You will be able to see the review results as soon as they have been made. With this new and more efficient review process, you will see faster results and have more time to make corrections. 

First-time users cannot access the site directly prior to an account being created in association with a project application. Once an account has been generated, all future projects will be stored in the same account.

KnoxPlans Portal, user guide, FAQs, and login

For assistance and questions regarding KnoxPlans, please call 865-215-3669 or email [email protected].