Building & Codes Department

201 N. Spring Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee  37160
Phone:  (931)684-9001
Fax:  (931)680-7492

Director: Bryan Stevens

The purpose of the Shelbyville Building & Codes Department 
is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Change in Permit Processing

NOTICE:  For the health of our citizens and employees, beginning March 23, 2020, the City of Shelbyville Building & Codes Department will be accepting Building Permits by the following methods:  by mail to the following address:  Building & Codes Department, 201 N Spring Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160

Please be sure to include all required documentation so that your application may be processed in a timely manner. A list of all required documentation can be found on the City of Shelbyville website.

Sign Permits will be accepted by the following methods:  by mail to the following address:
Building & Codes Department
201 N Spring Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160

For additional information and/or questions please contact our office at 931-684-9001 or by email.  We appreciate everyone’s consideration of this request at this time.   

Shelbyville's adoption of the International Codes reflects the City's progressive nature. By implementing the more standardized International Codes, a rarity in smaller cities, Shelbyville reflects its up-to-date approach to code enforcement.

The City of Shelbyville requires building permits for certain projects. The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call our office at (931)684-9001 and discuss your project with one of our inspectors.

Who needs a permit?
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, add any pool, deck, arbor, or storage building or to erect, install enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the 2018 International Code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

Permit Applications
To speed up the permit approval process you may print out the following application forms, fill in the blanks and bring it into our office. Many permits can be approved and issued the same day. Other permits may require a site inspection and may take longer to review and approve. We will strive to approve your permit as quickly as possible. Please plan ahead for your permit, some permits require a few days of review prior to issuing a permit. You will find permit applications to the left side of this page.


Submittal documents.  Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, and other data shall be submitted in two or more sets with each application for a permit.  The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed.  Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.
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