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Room 101, 1 S Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
8:00AM - 4:30PM
When do I need a building permit?
Do I need a building permit for a mobile home, manufactured home or modular home?
Why do I need a building permit?
When is a building permit not required?
What are “normal maintenance repairs”?
Where do I apply for a building permit?
What is the penalty for failing to obtain the proper permit?
How long is a building permit valid?
Am I required to obtain a permit to re-roof my house?
How many layers of roofing can I install, before I have to tear off the old roofs in order to recover my roof?
Two. The general requirements of the 2012 International Residential Code provide that roof structures shall be designed to accommodate all loads imposed according to Section R-210. (This includes roof live loads, dead loads, snow loads, wind loads, etc.) The Building Code also provides that the Director of Building Codes
Am I required to obtain a permit to build a concrete or asphalt driveway?
Am I required to obtain a permit to build a fence?
Am I required to obtain a permit for a swimming pool?
Do I have to have a fence around my pool?
Do I need a permit for a storage building?
When can I move in my house after it is finished?
How do I know if I’m dealing with a reputable contractor?
• Number one – are they licensed? Tennessee law requires that a general contractor or home improvement contractor be licensed. Ask to see proof!
Where can I buy a code book?
Building codes is currently operating under ICC 2012 Building Code and Residential Code.
Copies of the currently adopted codes can be viewed (free of charge) at the Rutherford County Clerks office or at Linebaugh Public Library resource section in Murfreesboro.
Where do I get an electrical permit?
State of Tennessee Electrical permits for Rutherford County, Eagleville and LaVergne may be obtained at One Public Square, Room 110 Monday – Thursday from 8:00 - 12:00 closed Fridays or call (615) 896-6117. The entrance to the electrical office is located at the rear of the building on Vine Street. Free parking is provided in the parking garage under the Civic Plaza.
Who can obtain an electrical permit?