Installing a Manufactured Home

It’s about long term Building Efficiency and Safety!

Your new manufactured home required permits and inspections in order to ensure that it is safe for your enjoyment. We encourage  you to review our residential compliance guidelines.

NOTE: Roane County requires  you to have a Septic Permit which will include you obtaining an E-911 address and Driveway Permit Application before applying for a Building permit.


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Permits Required

Your new manufactured home will require a variety of permits to ensure that it is safe and up to code, including a Septic Permit Application, Building Permit Application, and a Plumbing permit application. Please gather the construction documentation specified below and submit an owner/contract affidavit and Building Permit Application (Please note that contractors must be licensed y the State of Tennessee). After the building permit application is filed, have your state licensed plumber submit a plumbing permit application, also have state licensed HVAC installer submit an application. For an Electrical Permit check with your local provider. You will need to contact the Department on Conservation for a septic inspection. Please see our office for your Septic Application and Permit.

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 applications are 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.

  • Site Plan
  • 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

  • Foundation
  • Floor Plan for each level all rooms labeled with proposed use and structural details
  • Elevations (front,rear and sides)
  • Square footage total (finished and unfinished area(s)
  • A current (Residential Energy Compliance Form) must be submitted with permit application
  • Homeowner’s Affirmation ( only if you own the property, will be the general contractor, and will reside in the dwelling)
  • Home builder’s license Number ( for construction/ placement of new dwelling by a licensed contractor)


Your new manufactured home will require a series of inspections throughout the building process. At a minimum, your project will require the following:

  1. 1. Final Building Inspections
  2. 2. Final Plumbing Inspections

*Scheduling an Inspection: Once it is called in, your inspection will be set up for the following day.


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


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.