Codes & Requests

Records Request

Building and Structure Research Request Form (PDF, 192KB)

Submissions: bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov

Research options include:

  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Permit history
  • Copies of permits
  • Contractor details
  • Inspection results
  • Outstanding violations
  • Construction plans

After a Research Request is approved, a records custodian will collect and compile any requested information. Research results will be returned in the form of a summary letter with copies of requested support documents.

Plans Review Meeting Request

Pre-Submittal Conference

Pre-Submittal Conference Request Form(PDF, 1MB)(PDF, 1011KB)

Submissions: InspectionsMeeting@knoxvilletn.gov

Pre-Submittal Conferences are formal meetings with the City of Knoxville, Knox County Planning, and KUB staff to discuss the development process and high-level design details. These meetings are an opportunity to review preliminary information prior to a formal Plans Review. Pre-submittal staff will review your plans, offer comments, answer specific questions, and offer possible solutions to difficult design challenges.

*These meetings are not appropriate for projects currently under review. If you have a project currently under review and have questions regarding the review comments, please contact your reviewer directly.

 

Project Discussion Meeting

Project Discussion Meeting Request Form(PDF, 387KB)(PDF, 1MB)

Submissions: InspectionsMeeting@knoxvilletn.gov

Project Discussion Meetings are informal meetings with a limited group of review staff. These meetings are an opportunity to review preliminary information prior to a formal Plans Review. Staff will review your plans, offer comments, and answer specific questions.

*These meetings are not appropriate for projects currently under review, unless otherwise advised by your plan reviewer.  If you have a project currently under review and have questions regarding the review comments, please contact your reviewer(s) directly.

Building Code Modification Request

Building Code Modification Request Form (PDF, 810KB)

Submissions: bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov

Where there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out provisions of the Building Code, the Building Official has the authority to grant modifications for individual cases.

Upon receipt of a Building Code Modification Request (BCMR), City staff will gather to discuss the merits of the request, whether the request meets the intent and purpose of the Code, and determine whether the health, accessibility, life, and fire safety or structural requirements have not been reduced or harmed. The Building Official will either approve, reject, or request a revision of the request. Upon receipt of a rejected modification request, the applicant has the right to challenge the determination through the appeals process at the Construction Appeals Board.