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Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division issues all Building Permits and is responsible for administering and enforcing codes and ordinances involving construction and repair of all buildings and structures in the City, including building, housing, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and zoning ordinances. Environmental and nuisance codes are also enforced by the Code Enforcement Division.

The Division continues its work on housing and redevelopment issues. Staff works with the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals to evaluate properties that pose risks to the public or occupants’ safety.  The Code Enforcement Division administers both of these efforts, working closely with the Council-appointed Advisory Boards and neighborhood leaders, along with a host of professional organizations interested in neighborhood preservation efforts.  

Code Enforcement staff also provides support to the Board of Building and Housing Code Appeals and the Trade Licensing Board.

Permit Process

In 2021, the City of Oak Ridge transitioned to an online system to manage permitting and inspections, code enforcement, and planning and zoning processes.  To apply for a building-related permit or to file a property complaint, go to the CityView Portal conveniently located at the top of the page.

Monthly Building Permit Reports
20192020 2021            2022
  January 2020                January 2021            January 22/ Building
July 2019 February 2020              FEBRUARY 2021          January 22/ Trades
Aug 2019 March 2020                   March 2021              febuary 22/ building
Sept 2019 April 2020                     April 2021                febuary 22/trades
OCT 2019 May 2020                                                        MARCH 22/ BUILDING
NOV 2019 June 2020                     June 2021                  MARCH 22/ TRADES 
DEC 2019 July 2020                      july 2021                   APRIL 22/ Building 
  August 2020                 August 2021             April 22/ Trades 
  September 2020            SEPTEMBER 2021        MAY 22/ bUILDING
  October 2020               oCTOBER 2021            MAY 22/ TRADES 
  November 2020             NOVEMBER 2021         June 22/ Building
  December 2020             DECEMBER 2021          June 22/ Trades
                                                                         JULY 22/ BUILDING
                                                                         JULY 22/ TRADES
                                                                          AUGUST 22/BUILDING
                                                                          AUGUST 22/TRADES
                                                                           SEPTEMBER 22/BUILDING
                                                                           SEPTEMBER 22/TRADES
                                                                            october 22/building
                                                                            october 22/trades

View Archived Building Permit Reports

Generation Partners Program
Information on the Generation Partners Program
Codes adopted by the city of oak ridge

View Codes Here

To access the three(3) day appeal form for housing code violations, please click here. This form must be returned in person to the Codes Enforcement Division within three(3) days of signing for your certified notice.

Building Official: Lisa Crumpley 

865-425-3583 lcrumpley@oakridgetn.gov  

Codes Official: Matt Widner
865-425-3584  mwidner@oakridgetn.gov

For General Information
865-425-3532 codes@oakridgetn.gov

To schedule inspections, report codes violations, city license information, or information about obtaining a permit we can be emailed at codes@oakridgetn.gov