The purpose of
the Shelbyville Building & Codes Department is to establish
the minimum requirements
to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare
structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability,
sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and
safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed
to the built
environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and
responders during emergency operations.
Shelbyville's adoption of the
International Codes reflects the City's progressive nature. By
implementing the more standardized International Codes, a rarity in
smaller cities, Shelbyville reflects its up to date approach to code
The City of Shelbyville requires building permits for certain
projects. The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call
our office at (931)684-9001 and discuss your project with one of our
Who needs a permit?
Any owner or authorized agent who intends
to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the
occupancy of a building or structure, add any pool, deck, arbor, or
storage building or to erect, install enlarge, alter, repair, remove,
convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system,
the installation of which is regulated by the 2009 International Code,
or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to
the building official and obtain the required permit.
To speed up the permit approval process you may print out the
following application forms, fill in the blanks and bring it into
our office. Many permits can be approved and issued the same day.
Other permits may require a site inspection and may take longer to
review and approve. We will strive to approve your permit as quickly
as possible. Please plan ahead for your permit, some permits require
a few days of review prior to issuing a permit. You will find permit
applications to the right side of this page.
International Building Code
2009 International Residential Code
2009 International Mechanical Code
2009 International Plumbing Code
2009 International Fuel Gas Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2009 International Existing Building Code
2008 National Electrical Code
2009 International Property Maintenance Code
2009 International Fire Code
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2006 Edition
More Information about Applicable Codes can be found at the
International Code Council Online Library
IRC R106.1 and IBC 107.1
and other data shall be submitted in two or more sets
with each application for a
documents shall be prepared by a
where required by the statutes of the
which the project is to be constructed.
Where special conditions exist, the
official is authorized to require
to be prepared by a registered
201 N. Spring Street *
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone: (931)684-9001 *
Beginning on January 1, 2014,
the City of Shelbyville will be issuing electrical permits
from 8 AM until 11 AM on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
At the time permit is requested, contractor MUST provide
City staff current State license and valid certificate of
insurance showing workers compensation coverage.