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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.

A comprehensive building report for Year 2012 from the Planning and Engineering Department is available. Copies of these documents are available for reference purposes only. Although considerable care has been taken to assure that these documents accurately represent the correct information, the City of Murfreesboro does not warrant that these are true and accurate copies. For verification, please contact the Planning Department at

The City of Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department has adopted a new Building Code.
Building Code Adoptions
2012 International Residential Code (except Chapter 11)
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Property Maintenance Code
2012 International Fire Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2008 National Electrical Code
ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 

Please see our Quick Links for Significant Changes from the 2006 International Code to the 2012 International Code, Updated Span Charts, and Adopting Ordinance and Amendments.

The City of Murfreesboro
Has Adopted the 2012 International Code

All Permits Issued or Plan Reviews Submitted
After May 1, 2014 
Must Comply With The New Code

A recently passed State Law eliminates reference to fuel fired appliances which would require the fire protection of wood floor joists.  See link below for the revised code section and a copy of the State Law.
Code Revision and State Law

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements
Memo From Murfreesboro Codes Director

Approved Temporary Sign Ordinance Amendment
Effective January 22,2016

Temporary Sign Ordinance Amendment

Section R311 of the 2012 International Residential Code
Egress Doors

Memo from Murfreesboro Codes Deputy Director 

Window Sign Ordinance Amendment
June 3, 2016
New Regulations For Window Signs / Window Outline Lighting