Welcome to the Cookeville Codes Department Website

The City of Cookeville takes pride in its residential, commercial, and industrial areas. We work hard to promote a clean, safe living environment by enforcing a set of rules, or codes, which support the health, welfare, and safety of our community.

Codes, such as the 2012 International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Codes, enable us to enforce these standards regulating land use and property maintenance. If you have a question about these codes, or about a possible violation of them, please refer to the Who To Call section. We will be happy to investigate your concerns or answer any questions you may have.

Building Codes

The City of Cookeville uses the International Building Code.

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Click Adopted Codes on the right menu for a list of current adopted codes and design criteria.

Who to Call

Need to know who to call for your codes and construction needs?

Our Who to Call section can help

Look for the Who to Call on the menu to the right.

Permit Calculators

Need to know how much your permit will be?

Calculate your Costs

Look for the Calculators page on the menu to the right.

Yard Sale Permits

Yard Sale permits are $2 and are available from the Codes Department at City Hall.
Citizens are allowed three yard sale permits per year per household or location. Drop by city hall to get your permit.

Inspection Requirements

Prior to any inspection certain requirements must me met.
Check out the Inspection Requirements on the menu to the right for full details regarding inspections.

Permit Requirements

Need to know what permits are required?

Permits are required for:

Building, HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing installations and renovations. Check out the Permit Information link on the menu to the right for more information.

Codes Department Staff

Jeff LittrellDirector931-520-5268
Michele ScottAdministrative Secretary931-520-5268
Lori HenryPermit Technician931-520-5209
Mark LoftisCodes Enforcement Officer931-520-5233
Jerry JacksonPlans Examiner931-520-5269
Jeremy GlascockBuilding Inspector931-520-5270
David ClouseBuilding Inspector931-520-5368
Lynn McHenryElectrical Inspector931-520-5305
Steve CorderComputer Operations Manager931-520-5330
Brian StammTechnology Specialist931-520-5361