Building Safety

635428931528270000Building Safety Mission Statement:
To provide permitting, inspection, enforcement, and information products to the residents and visitors of the Town of Smyrna, so they can experience safer buildings and improved quality of life. (Click here to read about our Strategic Goals.)
ServicesThe Codes and Building Safety Department provides the following services to the residents, employees, and visitors of Smyrna:

If you would like to report a possible codes violation, please click here for an online form.

How to Apply for a Permit Using Our Online Portal

Adopted Codes:Effective February 01, 2019

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2017 National Electric Code
(The above codes can be obtained from the International Codes Council, 800.877.2224,
For residential contractors, you can see a summary of the significant changes from the 2012 IRC to the 2018 IRC by clicking here.
Permit Fees
All Building Permit Fees, Impact Fees and Tap Fees are required to be paid at the time permit is issued.  Each fee is required to be paid in full at the time of permit issuance.  Impact Fee payment requires a separate check.
Contractor Information required for permit issuance:
  • A current copy of State of Tennessee Contractor's License
  • A current copy of Certificate of Insurance (with Workers Comp)
  • A current copy of the Town of Smyrna Business Tax License OR Business License Release Form obtained from the Treasury Department (for further information on business tax license, please call 615-459-2553 extension 2506)
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