The building inspector is responsible for construction and building code enforcement activities and is dedicated to ensure safety to county citizens by enforcing the 2018 International Building Code.

Hamblen County has adopted the following building codes

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (Adopted Resolution attached)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Permits and Inspections are Required for the Following

  • New Construction (Residential/Commercial)
  • Modular Homes/Single-Wide & Double-Wide Mobile Homes
  • Mechanical, Plumbing, Gas
  • Renovation/Remodels/Additions
  • Porches/Decks/Covered Decks
  • Accessory Buildings, Carports, Gazebos, Attached/Detached Garages, Pools, Barns
  • Cell Towers/Signs

License & Insurance Requirements

  • Business License
  • TN Contractor’s License
  • TN Plumber’s License (Min LLC)
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Worker’s Comp Liability Insurance

Important Info

Darrell Chase
Building, Gas, Plumbing, Mechanical Inspector

Phone: (423) 581-1373 (office)
Phone: (423) 585-4065 (desk)

The building inspector may be reached in the office from 8:00am to 8:30am and 4:00pm to 4:30pm at (423) 581-1373.

To request a building permit application email your request to

Building Permit Reports