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Electronic Plan Submittal

Submit site plans, building plans or subdivisions here

Submit site plans, building plans or subdivisions.

Building Permit

Apply for a Building Permit online here

Apply for a Building Permit online.

Sign Permit

Apply online for a sign permit here

Apply online for a sign permit.

Building Code & Inspection Information

This is an information guide only and is designed for use by the building industry, developers and property owners.   This guide may or may not include all requirements of the City of Sevierville, the State of Tennessee, or the United States Government as it relates to the development of a project or to the construction of a building.

If you should have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Code Enforcement at 865.453.5504.

  • I. APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS +

    The City of Sevierville has adopted the following codes or standards: International Building Code, 2012 Edition International Residential Code, 2012 Edition International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 Edition International Existing Building Code, 2012 Edition International Fire Code, 2012 Edition NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition ICC A117.1 Accessibility Code, 2009 Edition Read More
  • II. ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS +

    Architectural or engineered drawings will be required in accordance with the Policy on Requirements for Stamped or Sealed Drawings. A copy of this policy may be obtained from the Department of Code Enforcement. Read More
  • III. REQUIRED PLANS & SUBMITTALS FOR CONSTRUCTION WITHIN THE CITY +

    When stamped or sealed drawings are required an electronic copy must be presented upon application for a building permit. Depending on the scope of project, all the following information may not be required. If in doubt, please ask. A. Commercial/Industrial or Multi-Family Residential: 1. The Sevierville Regional Planning Commission must approve a site plan for these types of projects. Copies of Development Review Process & Guidelines and Requirements are available at City Hall. 2. An electronic copy of construction plans is required in detail as necessary for adequate review. Plans should include but are not limited to: ◾ Title Sheet (construction Read More
  • IV. LENGTH OF TIME IT TAKES TO GET A PERMIT +

    The City of Sevierville makes every effort to review and respond to all permit requests in a timely fashion. However, be aware that all requests must be reviewed for compliance with the zoning ordinances and the building codes and may require review by one or more of the City staff. The plan review process may take from ten to fourteen working days, depending on the type of structure and nature of the work. Read More
  • V. CONTRACTORS +

    Contractors must be licensed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. Contractors are required by State Law to carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Proof of insurance is required prior to issuance of a permit. Contractors will be checked for proper licensing. Read More
  • VI. FEES +

    Permit fees are computed based on the value of the projects. A copy of the permit fee schedule may be obtained from the Department of Code Enforcement. No work may begin on any project until all fees are paid. Read More
  • VII. REQUIRED INSPECTIONS +

    During the construction process various authorities are required to inspect the construction at specific points. When an inspection is to be performed by a City Inspector, 24-hour advance notice is required to guarantee the inspection at the convenience of the contractor. Requests for inspection made less than 24-hours in advance cannot be guaranteed for the time requested. Work may NOT proceed until the proper inspection(s) has been made, and approval given. Call (865) 453-5504 to request inspections. A. Required Building Inspections: The Building Inspector upon notification from the permit holder or his agent shall make the following inspections of buildings Read More
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Contact Us

Butch Stott, Director
David Black, Chief Building Inspector
Charles Valentine, Building Inspector
Dan Somerfield, Building Inspector
Bill Marshall, Signs & Code Enforcement Officer

120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865.453.5504

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm