Current Codes

Plans Review and Inspections Director

Peter Ahrens
(865) 215-4311

400 Main St., Suite 475
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The International Codes (I-Codes), developed by the International Code Council, are a family of fifteen coordinated, modern building safety codes that help ensure the engineering of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The I-Codes have been designed so that they do not unnecessarily increase construction costs and can allow for the use of new materials, products or methods of construction.

The City of Knoxville has adopted several of the I-Codes, the National Electrical Code, and the ANSI A117.1 Accessibility Code to help establish the minimum provisions that will adequately protect public health, safety and welfare in our jurisdiction.

The following codes have been adopted by the City of Knoxville Inspections Bureau. These codes will be used to review and approve plans prior to issuance.

• 2018 International Building Code
• 2018 International Residential Code
• 2018 International Existing Building Code
• 2018 International Fire Code with Local Amendments
• 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
• 2018 International Plumbing Code
• 2018 International Mechanical Code
• 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
• 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code with Local Amendments
• 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
• 2017 National Electric Code with Local Amendments
• 2012 International Green Construction Code
• 2009 ICC ANSI A117.1 Accessibility Code