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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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Find a quick answer with the Plans Review & Inspections Division Fast Facts Sheets.

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Additions - Single and Two-Family Dwellings
What are the requirements for a Building Permit for an Addition to a One or Two Family Dwelling?
Additions Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Alterations - Commercial Buildings and Multi-Family Dwellings
What are the requirements for submitting plans for Plans Review?
Alterations Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Building Permit
When a Permit is Needed Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Change of Occupancy
What are the requirements for Change of Occupancy?
Alterations Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Contacts For Plans Review
This is a list of the Departments, Person(s) and Telephone Numbers for persons
involved in the review of plans.
Contacts Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Demolition Permit Requirements
When is a Demolition Permit required?
Demolition Permit Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

License/Exam/Reciprocal Procedure for City of Knoxville
What are the requirements for obtaining a Contractor License in the City of Knoxville?
Licensing Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Multi-Sectional Homes
What are the requirements for a permit for a Multi-Sectional Home in the City of Knoxville?
Multi-Sectional Homes Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

New Construction - Single and Two-Family Dwellings

What are the requirements for submitting plans for Plans Review?
New Construction Single & Two Family Dwellings Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

New Construction and Additions - Commercial Buildings and Multi-Family Dwellings
What are the requirements for submitting plans for Plans Review?
New Construction Other Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Plot Plans - Commercial and Residential Requirements
Plot Plans Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Pools - New Residential Swimming Pools
What are the requirements for a Building Permit for a New Swimming Pool?
Residential Swimming Pool Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Right-of-Way Permits
Right-of-Way Permits are required for new driveways, driveway widening and construction with the City of Knoxville Right-of-Way.
Right-of-Way Permits Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »

Tents and Canopies
What is the policy concerning tent and temporary canopy permits for the City of Knoxville?
Tents and Canopies Fast Fact Sheet [PDF] »
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