Permit Information

Codes

The City of Cookeville has adopted the:

  • 2012 International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Fire Codes
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2008 National Electrical Code

Licensing

  • All licensing to be in accordance with State of Tennessee regulations. If a project is in excess of $25,000, a Tennessee Contractor’s License and proof of Workers Compensation Insurance are required.
  • A City Electrical License (CKE) and City Special Plumbers License (SPL) is required for permitting Electrical or Plumbing work. The cost of each license is $50 and must be renewed annually.
  • An Owner may act as general contractor to build his own residence to live in, 1 house every 2 years.

Please review the Minimum Building Permit Requirements (PDF) for additional information required before obtaining a building Permit. For permit and related fees please review the Fee Schedule.

  1. Building
  2. Electrical
  3. Mechanical
  4. Plumbing
  5. Sign
  6. Yard Sale

Building Permits

Building Permits are required to:

  • Construct a building
  • Alter or remodel a building (interior or exterior)
  • Repair a building
  • Move a building
  • Demolish a building
  • Change the occupancy of a building
  • Adding or replacing a deck
  • Adding or replacing a wheelchair ramp
  • Put up a fence
  • Put up commercial tents
  • Put up an accessory/storage building
  • To set up a mobile home