Blount County Government
Maryville, TN 37804

Blount County Department of Development Services
1221 McArthur Road
   Maryville, TN 37804
       Phone: (865) 681-9301   /   Fax: (865) 681-9502

        Thomas Lloyd, AICP - Director / Building Commissioner


              We are now able to accept credit card payments.

            There is a 2.65% fee plus a $1.00 convenience fee charged by the Credit Card company that is non-refundable.     

The Department of Development Services enforces the commercial and residential regulations of the 2012 edition of the International Code Council through the plan review and inspection processes.  This department accepts applications for all construction permits and Board of Construction Appeals, collects fees, issues permits, schedules inspections, maintains permit record files and issues occupancy certificates.

Building Codes play an integral role in maintaining the quality of construction in Blount County, assisting builders and the general public with the building codes and other regulations to the mutual benefit of both. It is our mission to protect and serve the citizens of Blount County through the fair and ethical enforcement of adopted construction codes, zoning regulations, and construction safety standards. This is accomplished by an efficient administration, qualified professional staff, ongoing citizen and customer education efforts, and active enforcement on new and existing construction to include housing and property maintenance standards.

Construction Codes Currently Adopted by Resolution No. 14-04-003:  2012 Edition,  International Code Council -  Building Code, Residential Code, Fire Code, Fuel Gas Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Energy Conservation Code and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. 

Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS™) Blount County ISO rating for Residential: 4   Commercial: 4


      On April 17,2014, the Blount County Commission adopted by resolution the 2012 editions of the International Building and Fire Codes and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for regulation of construction within the county's jurisdiction.  Any permits issued prior to this date will continue to be regulated by the 2006 International Codes adopted at that time.  Any permits issued after this date will comply with the regulations contained in the 2012 International Codes.

New Construction Entrance - ROW (Right of Way) inspections are required for all new construction projects. Please call the Blount County Highway Department to determine specific requirements and/or to schedule an initial evaluation. Phone (865) 982-4652.

New Items Enforced Under the 2012 International Codes

Certificate of Occupancy Notice

Reinspect Notice Fees Enforced

State of TN Boiler Permit Requirement

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General Information Building Safety Forms Departmental  Personnel

Permitting Process Reference Manual

Permit Flow Chart

Inspection Check List

Fee Schedule

Reinspect Notice Fees Enforced

Occupancy Classifications

Types of Construction

Construction Planning Design Criteria

Building, Zoning, Grading Permit Application actual size of this document is 8.5" x 14" Permit Process Checklist

Affidavit of Exemption

County Complaint Form

Time Extension Application for Issued Building Permits

State Contractors Complaint Form

Building Official   - 

  Codes Inspector - Jeff Chapman    

Board of Construction Appeals Activities and Reports
Bath Exhaust Fans               Unvented Crawlspace

Garage Codes                       Handicap Accessible  

Crawl Spaces                       H&A Duct Insulation

Brick Details                         Energy Code Certificates

Emergency Windows            Fireplaces & Chimneys 

Footing Details                     Gas Meter Location 

Building Heights                   Pool Requirements

Smoke Detector Locations   Stair Requirements

Radon Requirements      Modular Home Requirements

Mobile Home Requirements  

Deck Construction Requirements

Vertical Steel Requirements (Based on Backfill) 

Energy Code Inspection Requirements

Appeals Application


Permits For Years 2010-14

City of Maryville Codes Dept
City of Townsend
Blount County Emergency Organizations
Blount County Chamber of Commerce
Blount County Library
McGhee Tyson Airport
Tennessee Building Officials Association

Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy
Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association
Tennessee Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector’s Association
Tennessee Contractors Board
International Code Council
Underwriters Laboratory
International Masonry Institute
National Fire Protection Association
American Institute of Architects
American Wood Council