Roane County Government

Building Codes & Zoning

Glen Cofer, Building official

Our mission is to inform builders, designers, property owners and other interested parties about the processes of building permitting, inspecting and related topics in Roane County. The information we provide is intended to help clarify the requirements which must be satisfied for the various types of permits issued, to expedite the permitting process and to eliminate as many problems as possible in the implementation and enforcement of the codes and ordinances adopted by Roane County, for the health, safety, and welfare of the present and future inhabitants. Also to protect against the loss of life, injury, investment and property damage for all citizens.

Phone Number:

P: 865-717-4230


308 N. 3rd Street
Kingston, TN 37763


Important Information

Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Building permit applications and inspection requests must be submitted by 4:00pm. Submittals made between 3:30pm and 4:00pm may not be processed until the following business day. 

NOTICE: In Tennessee, consumers may file criminal charges against a contractor or home improvement service provider for Felony Theft and Fraud. Under the law, consumers may attempt to criminally prosecute the contractor. The felony theft law provides specific instruction to follow before filing charges.

Click here to file a complaint.

Roane County adopts the 2018 International Residential Code

By Glen Cofer, Building Official

Tennessee counties which have building codes must ensure that their codes are no older than seven years. As of January 2019, Roane County adopted the 2018 International Residential Code, replacing the 2012 Code.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us at 865-717-4230. We’re here to help!