Permits and Inspections

Permits

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the 2012 International Building Code or 2012 International Residential One and Two Family Dwelling Code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Madison County Building Commissioner and obtain a required permit.



Building Permits and Inspections

  • A building permit is required and can be purchased at the Madison County Building Dept.
  • Footing Inspection
  • Foundation Inspection
  • Slab Inspection (plumbing inspection required before building slab)
  • Floor Joist and Girders (before covered)
  • Framing Inspection (all trade inspections required before framing inspection)
  • Insulation Inspection
  • Final Inspection (all required inspections must be approved before final)

Electrical Permits and Inspections

Electrical permits are required, inspections are performed by Deputy Electrical Inspectors for the State of Tennessee. Permits can be purchased through your utility provider and proof of inspections are required before any framing or final inspections.

Information on required permits must be obtained from the State of Tennessee.

Plumbing Permits and Inspections

  • A separate permit is required for plumbing and can be purchased at the Madison County Building Dept. A letter from the Madison County Health Dept. is required for all septic systems, before a building or plumbing permit can be issued.
  • Slab (water test required)
  • Sewer 
  • Underground piping
  • Rough-In (water test required)
  • Final

Gas Permits and Inspections

  • A separate permit is required for gas and can be purchased at the Madison County Building Dept.
  • Underground piping
  • Rough-In (pressure test of 40 psi required)
  • Pressure test inspection when required by utility provider
  • Final

Mechanical Permits and Inspections

  • A separate permit is required for Mechanical and it can be purchased at the Madison County Building Dept.
    • New Installs
    • Unit change outs
    • Rough-In
    • Final

Fire Saftey Permits and Inspections

A separate permit is required for all fire sprinkler systems, standpipes, domestic sprinkler heads, foam, halon, wet, dry or co2 extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, hood and duct systems and fuel dispensing systems. These permits can be purchased at the Madison County Building Dept.