The activities of the Building Inspector Include:
- Review plans
- Issue building permits
- Inspect new construction, renovation, repairs or improvements to ensure compliance with applicable codes
- Ensure compliance with Historic Zoning Regulations
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm
423.753.1035 or 423.753.1030
Building permits are required for any new construction, repairs, or additions for homes, garages, storage buildings, or any other structure that cost more than $1000 unless an inspection is required. Permits can be obtained from the Administration Office in Town Hall or downloaded HERE
The building inspector will inspect footers, concrete work, plumbing, framing, etc. to ensure construction meets 2012 ICC Building Code requirements.
Electrical inspections are handled through the Johnson City Power Board. Click HERE to visit the JCPB website.
Gas Inspections are handled through Atmos Energy. Click HERE to visit the Atmos Energy website.
Grading permits must be obtained for any excavation, grading, and filling work or when completely removing vegetation from a property, with the exception of gardening or farming. The grading permit allows the building inspector to ensure that silt fencing is installed where necessary in order to prevent sedimentation from getting into town streets or polluting streams and waterways. Grading permit download HERE
Development work on property greater then one acre requires a Drainage and Sedimentation Control Plan which must be approved by TDEC. Copies of the Stormwater Ordinance which details the requirements of the control plan, can be obtained from Town Hall or downloaded HERE.
|Jonesborough Building Permit||HERE|
|Certificate of Appropriateness||HERE|
|Jonesborough Municipal Code||HERE|
|Jonesborough Stormwater Ordinance||HERE|
|Jonesborough Subdivision Regs||HERE|
|Jonesborough Zoning Map||HERE|