Building Safety / Codes

On April 17,2014, the Blount County Commission adopted by resolution the 2012 editions of the International Building and Fire Codes and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for regulation of construction within the county's jurisdiction. Any permits issued prior to this date will continue to be regulated by the 2006 International Codes adopted at that time. Any permits issued after this date will comply with the regulations contained in the 2012 International Codes.

New Construction Entrance

ROW (Right of Way) inspections are required for all new construction projects. Please call the Blount County Highway Department to determine specific requirements and/or to schedule an initial evaluation at 865-982-4652.

Resolution No. 14-04-003

Construction Codes Currently Adopted by Resolution No. 14-04-003: 2012 Edition International Code Council include:
  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Building Code
  • Energy Conservation Code
  • Fire Code
  • Fuel Gas Code
  • Mechanical Code
  • Plumbing Code
  • Residential Code


Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS™) Blount County ISO rating for Residential is 4 and Commercial is 4.