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New Commercial & Commercial Addition Changes
Staring May 1, 2013, our office is now requiring for each New Commercial and Commercial Addition projects submitted for review, a complete set of building plans (including the site plan) on a separate disc. The disc will be provided to the Knoxville Fire Dept. and should be labeled with the Project Title, Address and Date.

New Residential Plans Review Process
We will be implementing a new Residential Plans Review process starting May 1, 2013. This new process will require a full set of drawings for all New Residential One & Two Family Dwellings. More information will be forthcoming.
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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.

  • City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance (with amendments) adopted by City Ordinance 3369 (available online at City's Code of Ordinances)

  • 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1

  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-219-2012

  • 2012 Green Construction Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-27-2014

  • 2012 International Building Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-221-2012

  • 2012 International Existing Building Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-226-2012

  • 2012 International Residential Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-218-2012

  • 2012 International Performance Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-220-2012

  • 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-132-2014

  • 2012 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-223-2012

  • 2012 edition of the International Mechanical Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-222-2012

  • 2012 edition of the International Plumbing Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-224-2012

  • 2012 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by City Ordinance 0-225-2012

  • Knoxville Code of Ordinances: Chapter 6 Buildings and Building Regulations, Article I, Section 6-5. Fire District

    In addition, the Fire Inspection Bureau reviews plans for compliance with:

  • 2012 International Fire Code with Local Amendments as adopted by City Ordinance 0-227-2012



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