Building & Codes      

The Building and Codes Department insures the health and safety of Murfreesboro residents through the consistent application of adopted building codes, inspections of new and renovated structures, and property maintenance standards. The department oversees all residential and commercial construction beginning with the review of plans, through on site inspections, and to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the safe use and habitation of the structure.

The department is also charged with the enforcement of the city’s sign ordinance and assists the Community Development Program with inspection on the repair and replacement of affordable homes.

Daily Schedule

The Building and Codes department opens at 8:00 a.m. All inspectors are in the office from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. to answer questions.  At 9:00 a.m the inspectors leave to perform their inspections. Depending on their work load, the inspectors come back into the office to check messages at the end of the day. Office staff stops taking money at 4:00 p.m., and the building closes at 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about New Policy and Procedure Changes For Residential Building Permits

Please email Residential Building Permit Applications, or apply in person at Murfreesboro City Hall.

Please Allow 5 to 7 Business Days For Processing.  Once the application is approved, we will notify you with permit fees and payment options.

Please make sure to include your email address so we may notify you.



The City of Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department has adopted the 2018 Building Code.



Presently Adopted Codes: 

2018 International Residential Code 

2018 International Building Code

2018 International Plumbing Code

2018 International Mechanical Code

2018 International Fuel Gas Code

2018 International Property Maintenance Code

2018 International Fire Code

2018 International Energy Conservation Code

2017 National Electrical Code

2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

2018 International Existing Building Code

ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Please see our Quick Links for Significant Changes from the 2012 International Code to the 2018 International Code. 

All Permits Issued or Plan Reviews Submitted After February 1, 2019 Must Comply With The New Code



Permit Fee Schedule

Plumbing Inspections Memo from MWRD


Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements


Memo to Contractors