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Update on Rutherford County Building Codes and COVID-19

Rutherford County Building Codes is re-opened to the public.  We are still offering appointments and digital services to customers who prefer them.  For more information please call our office at 615-898-7734.


Welcome to the Rutherford County Building Codes Department website. The primary focus and the purpose of building codes is to protect public health, safety and welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. The codes are sets of regulations governing the design, construction, alteration and maintenance of structures.

The Rutherford County Building Codes Department provides permitting, plans review, inspection, codes enforcement, property maintenance enforcement and zoning enforcement to the citizens of Rutherford County. We play an integral role in creating a sustainable future for our citizens through building standards and safety, working alongside our builders and the general public negotiating the adopted codes, county regulations and procedures.

This website is full of helpful information if you are considering a construction project at your home. If the information within this website does not answer all your questions, I encourage you to call our office anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to speak with an inspector or any member of our staff. Thank you for visiting and we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have to make our website navigational for you and ultimately for others.