BUILDING CODES

News and Updates for Rutherford County Buiding Codes


Hours for the Rutherford County Building Codes Department are between 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday thru Friday excluding major holidays.  Our office stops taking payments at 4:15pm for all permits and development tax.  Please allow enough time to get all neccessary forms before 4:15pm.  A complete list of holidays we will be closed on can be found here


Rutherford County Government has established an Environmental Court, wherein all Building Code and Zoning Enforcement violations will be heard.

Court will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00pm beginning June 6, 2018 with Judege Eischeid presiding.  The Environmental Court will be a division of General Sessions Court.  It is designed to deal strictly with local environmental issues and will be utilized by various County Departments, to include, but not limited to:

Building Codes- Zoning Ordinance enforcement, property maintenance, tall weeds & grass, vacant/dilapidated buildings, construction without approval/permits, unapproved business operation

Animal Services (PAWS)- violations such as at large or vicious dogs, cruelty to animals, failure to vaccinate

Fire and Rescue- illegal burning, Fire Code violations

Solid Waste- illegal dumping, littering

Engineering- Storm Water violations

Emergency Management-  illegal burning, HazMat violations




Pool season is here!!  Please check our residential pools page for all the information you will need to get your pool permit.