(Note: This information is provided for estimating purposes only. Calculations are completed by the Building and Codes Dept.)
Residential building permit fees for new construction of one and two family dwellings are based on square feet of heated areas plus one-third of the square feet of unheated areas and areas under roof, such as garages, unfinished basements and carports. Heated areas are measured along the outside of exterior walls. Residential building permit fees for additions/alterations are based on valuation.
Murfreesboro building permit and inspection services are now available online through http://www.buildingdepartment.com by BUILDERadius, Inc.
One and Two Family Dwellings and Multiple Single Family Dwellings
not more than 3 stories high with separate means of egress - New Construction
Less than 1,000 SF
1,000 SF to 2,000 SF
$0.28 per SF over 1,000 SF
2,001 SF to 3,000 SF
$0.36 per SF over 2,000 SF
More than 3,000 SF
$0.40 per SF over 3,000 SF
One and Two Family Dwellings -Additions/Alterations and/or Accessory Buildings/Structures/Fences
Basis: Construction Value*
Less than $1,000
More than $1,000
$8.00 for each additional $1,000
Commercial building permits are based on construction value. This includes multi-family and industrial projects.
Commercial - New Construction/Additions/Alterations
Min Fee Includes
$101 to $2,000
up to $1,000
$22 per $1,000 valuation or fraction thereof
$2,001 to $15,000
First $2,000 valuation
$14 for each additional $1,000 up to $15,000
$15,001 to $50,000
$11.20 for each additional $1,000 up to $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$9.00 for each additional $1,000 up to $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000
$5.60 for each additional $1,000 up to $500,000
More than $500,000
$3.40 for each additional $1,000
Basis: Type of Structure
Moving a building
Demolishing a building
Erecting a temporary structure
*Construction value is defined as including structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, interior finish, site preparation and development, architectural and design fees, overhead and profit.
All properties other than residential one- and two-family and multi-family dwellings
Temporary poles and service releases
Flat fee for final
$30.00/air handling unit
Sign permit fee
Residential one- and two-family and multi-family dwellings
Electrical permit base fee
New Construction (Only)
One- and Two-Family DwellingsElectrical Permit Base Fee Required
zero (0) to 200 amps
201 to 400 amps
Over 400 amps
Required Rough-In and Final Inspection
and first Re-Inspection
Each additional inspection or Re-Inspection
New Construction (Only)
Multi-Family DwellingsElectrical Permit Base Fee Required
* NOTE: "unit" means dwelling unit.
Plumbing Permit Fees
Mechanical permit fees for residential units are $38.00. Commercial units are a $30 flat fee plus $20 for the first $1,000 of valuation and $6.00 for each additional $1,000 of evaluation.
Gas permit fees are a $20 flat fee plus $5.00 per fixture.
Prior to issuance of a fireworks permit, an applicant must have obtained a state fireworks permit, approval of the proposed location by the Board of Zoning Appeals and a valid City of Murfreesboro business license. A tent permit, in the amount of $75.00, is also required, plus fees for on-site signage.
$20 plus $1 per square foot of surface area display
$30 for portable signs
$20 plus 50 cents per linear foot for strip lighting
$30 for relocation or moving of any sign or sign structure
$30 for demolition of any sign or structure.
Permits are not required for temporary ground signs; however, this overview of instructions for display of temporary directional sign for yard sale or other event should be reviewed and adhered.
To download applications for the above permits, go to Forms.