Building an Attached Garage

It’s about long term Building Efficiency and Safety!
Your attached garage requires permits and inspections in order to ensure that it is safe for your enjoyment. We encourage you to review our compliance guidelines for attached garages before applying for a permit.


Your attached garage will require a building permit. If your attached garage will be wired with electricity, you will also need an electrical permit. If your attached garage will feature running water, such as for a utility sink, you will also need a plumbing permit. Please gather the construction documentation specified below and submit a Building Permit Application and an owner/contractor affidavit. After the building permit is filed, if applicable, have your licensed electrician submit an electrical permit application and/or have your licensed plumber submit a plumbing permit application. For electrical permit check with your local provider.

Permit Process:

Many factors affect the speed with which your application(s) are approved. For Best results, it is critical that you carefully review your application and design documents prior to submission to ensure that all necessary documents are included and that the design is compliant with county code. Normally, permits can be issued within 1 business day if the application is complete, accurate, and code-compliant.

Construction Document Requirements: 

Submitted documents must contain sufficient information for the plan reviewer to be able to review the proposed construction.

  • Location of the proposed structure
  • Measurements from the proposed structure to each property line
  • Location of any existing structures
  • Location of existing/proposed driveway(s)
  • Location of all utilities and septic lines
  • Road Name









      Structures over 2,500 sq ft requires 1 set of plans.

Inspections: Your attached garage will require a series of inspections throughout the building process. At a minimum, your project will require the following: 

Building Inspection:

  • Footing
  • Foundation/Slab
  • Framing/Plumbing (if applicable)
  • Insulation/Mechanical (if applicable)
  • Final

Plumbing Inspections:

  • In Slab (prior to pouring concrete)
  • Rough-In
  • Final

Electrical Inspections

Sorry, Electrical services are not provided by our office. Please contact your local utility provider. Utilities in Roane County

Scheduling an Inspection

For scheduling please call our office: Roane County Building Codes at 865-717-4230 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm for next day inspections.


Fees are based on the total cost of finished construction. Fee Sheet


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ONLY, Checks, Cash or Money Orders are accepted. 


Regular office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4pm. Phone calls after 4:00pm must leave a message. Completed permit application are accepted until 4:00 pm.