Building Division

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This office is responsible for reviewing plans, issuing permits, and performing the required inspections of all construction projects within the City of Cleveland. This includes:

Plumbing Inspections

Plumbing inspections are coordinated through this office for all plumbing systems throughout Bradley County that are connected to Cleveland Utilities, whether or not they are within the city limits.

Building Codes

The City of Cleveland currently operates under the following building codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel and Gas Code, to include Appendix B
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code – Amended to exclude residential sprinkler systems for one and two family dwellings and townhomes, except for on townhomes of 5 or more units
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2009 Energy Conservation Code (Duct leakage test when ductwork is outside of the building envelope and blower door test are required for residential projects) - Please fill out the 2009 International Residential Energy Conservation Code Compliance Certificate (XLSX), and permanently affix to the electrical panel before final inspection
  • 2012 International Fire Code