The City of Millersville, Tennessee

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Building Codes

The Codes Department for the City of Millersville is responsible for both the building and zoning codes.

This office is responsible for the review, permitting, licensing and inspection of all construction projects within the City of Millersville and consists of Plans Review, Building Inspections, Signs and Zoning Inspections, Mechanical/Gas Inspections and Plumbing Inspections. 

What Are Building Codes? 

Building codes are the rules, regulations and specifications that the City of Millersville uses to help ensure quality construction and a safe finished structure. 

What Is a Building Permit? 

A building permit is a license required by city code that grants legal permission to construct, enlarge, alter repair or demolish a structure or equipment (such as heating or plumbing or systems) installed in a building. Permission to change the use of a building, excavate or fill land, or develop in a floodplain also requires a permit. 

Why Are Inspections Needed? 

City code requires a permit be issued when work is to be performed on a structure. The inspections that follow the issuance of the permit may uncover unsatisfactory work, faulty materials or violations of the code that could result in unsafe and hazardous conditions for you, your family, your employees or the general public. 

When Do I Need a Permit? 

A permit is required for any substantial repairs, alterations, new buildings and additions; storage sheds exceeding 120 square feet;decks; most excavation and filling of land; signs; and paved parking areas. Minor work such as painting, carpentry work and routine maintenance of heating, air conditioning, plumbing or electrical systems typically do not need a permit. Questions about when a permit is needed for minor repair to a residence should be addressed to the Codes Department @ 615-859-0880. 

Separate permits are necessary for plumbing, electrical (acquired from the State), heating, ventilating and air conditioning work; signs; and excavation, whether the work is done in conjunction with other work performed under a building permit or not.

Who Can Get a Permit? 

Contractors must be licensed in their particular specialty (for example, electrical, gas or plumbing) to obtain a permit. Homeowners do not need a license to obtain a permit. However, they must sign an affidavit stating they own, live in the house on which the work will be performed, and will be performing the work themselves.

Where Do I Apply For a Permit? 

Applications for permits can be made at Millersville City Hall, 1246 Louisville Highway Millersville, TN 37072 From 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

What Is Plans Review?

Applicants for most building permits must submit project plans for the Review process. Check with the Building codes office to determine whether your permit(s) require Plans Review. This process ensures compliance with the city's building codes (see below), zoning rules and other regulations.

How Can I Check the Status of my Plans Review, Permit or Inspection?

Plans review, permit, and inspection information is available by calling City Hall and asking to talk with someone in the Codes Department.

How Long Is a Permit Valid? 

Typically most Building permits are valid for twelve months (1 year) with two free extensions that are each for six months. Additional extension(s) may be permitted on a case by case basis at an additional cost. 

What Types of Inspections Are Required? 

Typically, builders are required to call for four types of inspections during the building process, prior to covering up their work: footing/underground; framing/rough-in which includes mechanical/plumbing rough-in inspection ; insulation inspection, and final inspection. The number to call to schedule an inspection is listed on the permit. 

Where Should I Call to Schedule an Inspection? 

Call 615-859-0880 to schedule an inspection. Before calling you will need to; insure all work is completed for inspection being requested, a site specific address or permit number, and an inspection type. 

If I Have Questions About My Ongoing Building Project, Who Should I Contact? 

First, contact your Codes Department. They will be glad to assist you. If you need further assistance, contact the Building Official. 

What Is a Certificate of Occupancy? 

It is a document that is required and certifies all inspections were made and approved by the Chief Building Official, and that the structure is ready for occupancy. 

What building codes are enforced in the City of Millersville ? 

Click here List of Currently Adopted Building Codes


Site still under construction.... for more information on this matter please contact City of Millersville Codes Department 

We are proud members of the Tennessee Building Officials AssociationCumberland Region Codes Association and International Code Council.

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