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 NOTICE TO PERMIT APPLICANTS DURING THIS TIME March 2020

The City of Brentwood Planning and Codes Department will continue to operate under normal business hours in every way possible. We are taking precautions and following CDC guidelines to insure our employees and customers are safe while maintaining normal review and permitting operations.  The following temporary changes to our normal operations have been implemented with the safety of everyone in mind.

PERMITS:

  •  Permit fees shall be provided in the exact amount, by check only, made payable to The City of Brentwood and mailed to:
    • The City of Brentwood-Planning and Codes Department
    • Attention Ms. Teri Daly
    • P.O. Box 788 Brentwood, TN 37024-0788
      • Your permit will be emailed to you upon payment of all required fees.

 INSPECTIONS:

  • Please call our 24-hour Inspection Phone Line at 615.661.7077 or via E-TrakIT
  • Appointment only
  • Inspections will be completed as expeditiously as possible and at the discretion of the Inspector
  • Inspections of occupied homes/spaces for Residential Additions, Remodels, Swimming Pool Finals and Commercial Tenant Finishes WILL REQUIRE MANDATORY social distancing of a minimum of six feet and/or, depending upon the situation, the services of a third-party approved agency or individual competent and experienced in the related trade work completed.  Inspectors can assist you in this process.  Consult with the area inspector in advance of inspection request for final determination if a third party is required.
  • For new construction or tenant finishes, the inspector may request that all persons vacate the structure/area until the inspection is completed.
  • Inspectors are available by cell phone Monday- Friday from 8am-5pm to answer questions.  In person meetings are strongly discouraged during this time.

 Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

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 The Codes Enforcement Section of the department works to ensure the safety and quality of the built environment by applying the highest community standards within the Brentwood Municipal Code. Our efforts are centered on the enforcement of the adopted building codes as well as various municipal codes that ensure community health and safety, proper property maintenance, and the elimination of nuisances. 


Adopted Building Codes

Residential
  • International Residential Code, 2018 edition, including appendices E and F (ICC - International Code Council)
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 edition (ICC) See local amendments regarding building thermal envelope testing and duct sealing testing
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, including appendices A and B, 2018 edition (ICC)
  • International Property Maintenance Code (ICC)
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC NFPA 70) Regulated/Enforced by the State Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Special Guidelines For Electrical and Low Voltage Installation (city publication)
Commercial
  • International Building Code, 2018 edition (ICC - International Code Council)
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 edition (ICC)
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition (ICC)
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition (ICC)
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition (ICC)
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition (ICC)
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, including appendices A and B, 2018 edition (ICC)
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC NFPA 70) Regulated/Enforced by the State Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Special Guidelines For Electrical and Low Voltage Installation (city publication)
  • 2018 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) adopted by the City of Brentwood Fire Department
  • 2018 Uniform Fire Code (NFPA 1) adopted by the City of Brentwood Fire Department
Accessibility
  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (ICC A117.1-2017 / Chapter 11 - International Building Code, 2018 edition (ICC)

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