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Plans Review & Inspections Division
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Plans Submission Standards - Commercial
(including multi-family dwellings)
Plans Submission Standards - Residential
(including 1 & 2 family dwellings)
Plans Review and Inspections Division
City County Building
400 W. Main St. - Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-215-2999
Fax: 865-215-2627
Save Money with KnoxPlans

KnoxPlans 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.

Save Time with KnoxPlans

After plans are uploaded with KnoxPlans, 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.

How Much Money Can be Saved?

Over the past 4 years (2005-2008), the City has reviewed an average of 1,519 plans.

The printing costs for sending an average 13-lb plan set to the printer were calculated at $48 per set.

When you consider that the City requires 3 sets of plans, one can easily see that you would save an average $144 each time you skipped the printer.
Save Money with KnoxPlans
Help the Environment!

In environmental terms, on average one pine tree yields roughly 800 - 1,000 pounds of paper, which means from the above data, the City of Knoxville is saving about 22 trees per year at 100% participation. The following table outlines percent reduction of resource use by percent participation in the electronic plans submission process.
City of Knoxville Building Inspections Plans Review
Participation Estimates
Participation Percent Paper Plans Submitted Ave. Printing Costs Ave. Number of Trees
20% 1132 $13,588 18
40% 849 $10,191 13
60% 566 $6,794 9
80% 283 $3,397 4
100% 0 $0 0



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