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Knoxville Building Codes

Codes
Building Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IBC 2018 with amendments
Residential Building Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IRC 2018 with amendments
Existing Building Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IEBC 2018 with amendments
Fire Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IFC 2018 with amendments
Plumbing Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IPC 2018 with amendments
Mechanical Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IMC 2018 with amendments
Fuel Gas Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IFGC 2018 with amendments
Energy Conservation Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IECC 2018 with amendments
Housing Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IPMC 2018 with amendments
Swimming Pool and Spa Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the ISPSC 2018 with amendments
Green Construction Code of the City of Knoxville
adopts the IGCC 2012 with amendments
Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2009 of Knoxville
adopts the A117.1, 2009 without amendments
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 of Knoxville
adopts the NFPA 13, 2016 without amendments
National Electrical Code 2017 of Knoxville
adopts the NFPA 70, 2017 with amendments
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2016 of Knoxville
adopts the NFPA 72, 2016 without amendments
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators 2016 of Knoxville
adopts the ASME A17.1, 2016 without amendments
Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete of Knoxville
adopts the ACI 318 2014 with amendments

Adoption Info

INCORPORATED UPDATES
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article II - Building Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article IIA - Residential Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article IIC - Existing Building Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article II - Fire Prevention Codes
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article V - Plumbing Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article IV - Mechanical Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article III - Gas Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article IIB - Energy Conservation Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article IIE - International Green Construction Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article VI - Unfit Buildings
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Article IID - International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
Code of Ordinances City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Chapter 10 - Electricity
adopted November 20, 2018
Original document
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Knoxville Building Codes

The building codes of Knoxville adopt the the International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018), International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018), International Existing Building Code 2018 (IEBC 2018), International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018), International Plumbing Code 2018 (IPC 2018), International Mechanical Code 2018 (IMC 2018), International Fuel Gas Code 2018 (IFGC 2018), International Energy Conservation Code 2018 (IECC 2018), International Property Maintenance Code 2018 (IPMC 2018), International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2018 (ISPSC 2018), International Green Construction Code 2012 (IGCC 2012), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, National Electrical Code, 2017, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2016, and the Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014.

Knoxville building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Knoxville Agencies

Plans Review & Inspections
Website: https://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/plans_review_inspections
Address: 400 Main St., Suite 475 Knoxville, TN 37902
E-mail: bldginspections@knoxvilletn.gov
Phone: (865) 215-3669