MissionThe 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.
- City of La Vergne Inspections require a 24 hour notice.
- City of La Vergne Re-inspections require a 48 hour notice.
- City of La Vergne Certificates of Occupancy are available for pick up within 72 hours after the Final Inspection.
- Any questions SEE: Tennessee Code Annotated 68-120-101
The department consists of:
- Director of Codes
- Building Official
- Building Inspectors
- Municipal Codes Inspector
- Permit Technician
- Department Coordinator
ResponsibilitiesThe 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 ComplaintsCitizens 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.
PermitsBuilding Permits may be obtained by applying online through our Customer Service Portal (see Apply For Permit at the bottom of this page.)
Electrical Permits and Electrical Inspections, which are required by the State, may be obtained in Murfreesboro. Rutherford County Building Codes Department, One South Public Square, Room 101. Call 615-898-7734 for all Electrical Permit questions or information.