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Converting other rooms of a house into sleeping rooms is not permitted unless the emergency egress window, smoke detector and septic system (if applicable) requirements are met.
A permit is required in order to construct, alter, convert, repair, enlarge, move or demolish any building or structure or part thereof, or any appurtenances connected or attached thereto including, but not limited to fences, storage buildings, pools, decks, and finishing out expandables. Contact the Murfreesboro Planning Department at 615-893-6441 before doing any exterior renovations or modifications to a structure inside the Historic Zoning District.
Normal maintenance repairs of an existing building or structure may be made without a permit, provided such repairs do not violate any provisions of the code. The term, "normal maintenance repairs", means repairs to an existing building or structure, including but not limited to exterior and interior painting, papering, glazing of windows or doors, floor finishing, minor repairs to chimneys, porches, underpinning or roofing. Contact the Murfreesboro Planning Department at 615-893-6441 before doing any exterior renovations or modifications to a structure inside the Historic Zoning District.
In a word, safety - your safety, and that of your family, visitors and guests.
There are no setback requirements for fences - but please take care not to encroach upon your neighbor's property, on a drainage or utility easement or the public right of way. A building permit is required in order to construct the fence. The building and codes department will assist you in determining if easements are located on your property.