County Building Codes Enforcement

The Macon County Codes Enforcement Office is committed to ensure public safety and safety to property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.  The enfocement of the adopted building codes, through our permitting and inspection processes, ensures that code compliant structures are maintained for the safety of Macon County citizens.

The department is also staff support for the Macon County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.  The department is responsible for the enforcement of the Macon County Zoning Code, the Macon County Subdivision Regulations, and is a central contact for land developement matters.

Codes Enforcement Officers
Scott Carver
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Rick Miller
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The Macon County Codes Office is responsible for the following areas
1. Issues all building permits for the county.
2. Enforces all building codes and performs all inspections on new construction.
3. Enforces the county subdivision regulations.
4. Enforces Macon County Zoning Ordinances.
5. Enforces the private acts for the county concerning property maintenance.

Please email for zoning inquiries and questions.  Include the map and parcel of the property in question.
Monday-Friday 7:00am-3pm
In Office Hours
Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:30am
Inspection Hours
Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm
Schedule Inspection
24 hours in advance
Citizen and Contractor Portal
Access our citizen and permit portal to apply for a building permit or file a property complaint.
Check the documents at the bottom of the page for permit requirements and fees.
Contractors can submit an inspection request from the permit portal as well.

Permit Portal
Property Complaint Portal
  Is A Building Permit Required?
  Septic permits and septic issues are handled by the State Division of Water Resources.
To apply for a septic permit:
For any questions or assistance with the application please contact the Division of Water Resources (931) 520-6688

Search for septic files online: or email
  Electric Permits
  Electrical permits and inspections are handled by the State of Tennessee.
Apply for electrical permit:

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Codes Enforcement Documents5 documents

Building Permit Information3 documents

  • Building Permit Requirements
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  • Site Plan Requirements
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  • Permit and Impact Fees
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Code Adoption2 documents

  • IBC Code Adoption Resolution
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  • IRC Code Adoption Resolution
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    2018 IRC