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Work Requiring Permit
A permit is required for all new buildings, additions, alterations, and substantial repairs. Minor work such as painting, wallpapering, and routine maintenance of heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems typically do not need a permit. To find out if a permit is needed, please contact the building department at (423) 479-1913.

Separate permits must be obtained for plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electrical, signs, and demolition. These permits are required even if done in conjunction with other work being performed under a building permit. For more information, please see our full list of work exempt from permitting.