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Room 101, 1 S Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
8:00AM - 4:30PM
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 necessary forms before 4:15pm.
A complete list of holidays we will be closed on can be found here.
As of December 3rd 2018, all electrical permits for Rutherford and Cannon Counties will be issued by the Rutherford County Building Codes Department at
#1 S. Public Square in Room 101. The back entrance will be locked and will no longer be accessible to the public, so entry by the front door
will be required.
We are making every effort to make this transition as seamless as possible, but inevitably there will be some minor changes to the permit issuance and
inspection request processes. We apologize in advance if this causes any inconvenience, but we hope that ultimately, the modifications we make will
be positive changes. Our goal is to make both the issuance and inspection processes as easy as possible for you, the contractor and/or homeowner.
Some of the changes that will be effective immediately are as follows:
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 Judge 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
Here is a helpful example of the required diagram to be filled out at the time of permit issuance for pools and accessory structures.
Rutherford county adopted the 2012 International Residential Code. A copy of the code is available in our front office as well as at the County Clerks
office. The following are the amendments adopted:
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Fire Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 International A117.1 Accessible Code