Codes

Mission


The Codes Department enforces Building Codes, and certain Municipal Codes regarding zoning, property maintenance, safety, and general appearance of the City.

The Codes Department is responsible for reviewing new residential and commercial building plans, the building inspections of commercial, industrial and residential buildings, issuing permits, issuing certificates of occupancy and the scheduling of building inspections.

The department consists of:
  • Director of Codes
  • Building Official
  • Building Inspectors
  • Municipal Codes Inspector
  • Permit Technician
  • Department Coordinator

Responsibilities


The Director of Codes and Building Official is primarily responsible for managing the department and ensuring that the duties of the department are executed in a professional, courteous and prompt manner. This person is also primarily responsible for ensuring that the residential and commercial buildings meet the standards set forth by the International Code Council.

The City of La Vergne enforces Building Codes and Municipal Codes regarding Zoning, Property Maintenance, Safety. The Codes Department is responsible for reviewing new residential and commercial building plans; conducting building inspections of commercial; industrial and residential buildings; and issuing permits and certificates of occupancy.

All city inspectors and codes officials are certified by the ICC and the State of Tennessee.

Codes Complaints


Citizens are encouraged to call and comment on properties and other areas of their neighborhoods. A visit to the place in question will be made and an Inspector will speak with the owner or leave a complaint notice or citation. Comments can be made by emailing or by calling 615-213-2624.  You can also submit a complaint with the Citizen Request Tracker feature on this website.

Permits


Permits, except for Electrical Permits, may be obtained from the Codes Department during regular Business Hours.

Electrical Permits, which are required by the State, may be obtained in Murfreesboro, on the square at One South Public Square. Call 615-896-6117 for all Electrical Permit questions.

Inspections


Building Inspector


This position is responsible for inspecting new construction for residential and commercial buildings to see that they meet minimum code requirements. The building inspector checks everything from the footing to the final inspection of the home or building. Inspections can be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 615-213-2624.


Fire Inspector


Our fire inspector proactively looks for conditions in commercial and industrial buildings that could create fire hazard situations, including but not limited to:
  • Egress Lighting
  • Exit Signs
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hood Systems
  • Sprinkler System

Codes Enforcement Officer


This position oversees that the city municipal codes are being followed throughout the city, including: sign regulations, lawns, junk cars, and much more.

Additional Information


We are here to assist you with any enforcement questions you may have. If you are unable to find the information to answer your question, please contact 615-213-2624.