KnoxPlans

Plans Review and Inspections Director

Peter Ahrens
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(865) 215-3669

400 Main St., Suite 475
Knoxville, TN 37902

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What is KnoxPlans?

The Plans Review and Inspections Department offers a comprehensive digital plan submission and review process called KnoxPlans. KnoxPlans is intended to streamline the plans review process while saving you time and money. Drawings and other plan documents are submitted online for review, eliminating the need for expensive paper copies and costly trips to the City County Building. Once your plans are uploaded, they are reviewed online by our plan review team. The KnoxPlans process allows results to be returned to the customer quicker than a paper plan review process.
 
KnoxPlans is now required for all projects that include a plan review. We do not accept paper plans.

How Do I Get Started?

1.) MEET SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
 
• Plan submission standards for Residential and Commercial projects must be met.
View Residential Standards (including 1 & 2 family dwellings)
View Commercial Standards (including multi-family dwellings)
• Have a PC with internet access.
• Have a valid email address.
 
2.) APPLY FOR THE PLANS REVIEW:

• Submit an application for Plans Review to the Department of Plans Review & Inspections by emailing an application to bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov. On the application, provide an email address for contact to get the process started.
Download Plans Review Application [PDF]
•Once staff receives your application, it will be processed in the order in which it is received. You will be sent a Welcome email from KnoxPlans with a link to upload your plans.
 
3.) UPLOAD PLANS AND PAY YOUR FEES:

•Please upload your plans to KnoxPlans, and be sure to follow the upload criteria laid out in the Welcome email that you received from KnoxPlans.
 
4.) PAY FEES

•Once your plans are uploaded you must call our office at 865-215-3669 to pay your plan review fee (Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm EST.
View Plans Review and Building Permit Fee Schedule [PDF]

For assistance and questions regarding KnoxPlans, please email bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov