Building Permits

Welcome contractors, specialists and homeowners. All information about inspection deadlines and inspection types are available in our Checklist for all Contractors & Homeowners (PDF Format). A building permit is required for any new, alteration, addition or repair to a structure.

Guidelines for Homeowner

An owner of property can purchase a building permit for their own residence. They may construct a single residence once every two years, for their own use, and not for resale, lease or rent. Anyone hired by the homeowner would be considered a prime contractor or a construction manager, and they are not exempt from the license requirements. A State Homeowner Affidavit (PDF Format) must be signed by the homeowner requesting a permit for their residence.

Address & Contact Information

Google MapsMap to Building Inspections Department

4005 Cromwell Road Chattanooga, TN 37421

Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays


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