Building Permit Information
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please visit MADISONCOUNTYTN.GOV for more information.
Electrical permits and inspection request may be made at the following link:
Permits are required 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 adopted Madison County building codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building commissioner and obtain the required permit.
Application for permits may be made online at MADISONCOUNTYTN.GOV. Please contact the Madison County Building Department if you need assistance.
Applications for grading permits on projects (1) one acre or larger and projects less than (1) acre that are part of a larger project shall be made to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Contact Madison County Building Commissioner before starting any site-work.
Before You Begin:
Prior to any construction and/or land disturbing activity contact the Madison County Building Department.
Some areas of the County have erosion and sediment control provisions which result in additional plans and permits. Other areas are within zones where geological studies may be needed.
Zoning/Land Use Information:
Zoning/land use information may be obtained at the links provided below or by contacting the Madison County Building Department.
Permit and Plan Review Fees:
Permit and plan review fees may be obtained at the following link:
Residential Permit Exemptions:
For a complete list of exemptions associated with residential structures use the link provided below:
Temporary structures to include but not limited too; residential living quarters, non-residential structures, recreational vehicles and/or mobile office trailers shall be approved by the Madison county Building Commissioner.
Information regarding Homeowner Permits are provided in the link below:
A set of plans includes:
- Site (TDEC NOC if required)
- Life Safety
- Floor Plans
- Approval letter from Madison County Health Dept.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF PLAN REQUIREMENTS VISIT MADISONCOUNTYTN.GOV
All Inspection request should be made by the permit holder or an authorized representative and can be requested by phone, in person or online to the Madison County Building Dept. at 731-423-6014. (Online link below) Request shall be turned in no later than 3:30 pm the day before the inspection is needed. It is the Homeowner and/or the Contractors responsibility to assure that all inspections are requested and inspected at all proper phases during the construction process. ONLINE INSPECTION REQUEST
Information required for inspection request
- Inspections must be requested by the permit holder or authorized representative
- Contact number
- Property address
- Type of inspection you are requesting
- And day inspection is requested