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.

The Building Inspector may be reached in the office Monday—Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To ensure the inspector returns your call quickly, please leave your name, property address, phone number, and inspection request on his voicemail.

NOTE REGARDING ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY: If a residence is occupied BEFORE a final inspection is completed, Hamblen County WILL NOT issue a Certificate of Occupancy.

Darrell Chase
Building, Gas, Plumbing, Mechanical Inspector
Phone: (423) 581-1373 (office)
Phone: (423) 585-4065 (desk)

License & Insurance Requirements

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

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