Installing a Basement/ Interior Renovations

It’s about long term Building Efficiency and Safety!

 Your finished basement or interior alteration requires permits and inspections in order to ensure that it is safe for your enjoyment. we encourage you to review our compliance guidelines for finished basements before apply for a permit.


Interior Design

Your finished basement or interior alterations will require a building permit, and if wired with electricity, an electrical permit. If new plumbing elements will be installed to provide running water, a plumbing permit will be required. Please gather the construction documentation specified below submit a Building Permit Application. After the building permit is filed, have your licensed electrician submit an electrical permit application and/or have your licensed plumber submit a plumbing permit application. For an Electrical Permit check 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.












Your Basement/Interior Renovations will require a series of inspections throughout the building process. At a minimum, you project will require the following:

 Building Inspections
  • 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 of finished construction. Fee Sheet


Sorry, we are unable to accept credit/debit at this time.

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.