Building Codes

Building Inspector:

Mike Brundige
Click HERE for Building Permit Application or other forms or documents.

Building Permits

Building permits are required for the following:

  • New construction, additions, and remodeling involving structural items
  • Satellite dishes
  • Enclosing a garage or carport
  • Storage buildings
  • Swimming pools
  • Covered Decks

If in doubt about whether a permit is required, call the Building Inspector 587-3126 Ext 222.


Building Codes

The City of Martin has adopted the following:

    • International Building Code, 2006
    • International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings, 2006
    • International Fire Code, 2006
    • Standard Gas Code, 1991 Edition
    • Standard Mechanical Code, 1991 Edition
    • Standard Plumbing code, 1991 Edition
    • Standard Existing Building Codes, 1988 Edition
    • Standard Amusement Device Code
    • Standard Housing Code, 1991 Edition
    • Standard Swimming Pool Code, 1991 Edition
    • Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code, 1992 Edition

The City has adopted local amendments to these codes.


Other links:

Storm Water Ordinance

NPDES Stormwater Construction Permit

Erosion and Sediment Control

Historic Zoning Handbook

Tennessee Historic Commission

Design Review and Guidelines Downtown Commercial District

Zoning Ordinance

Martin Zoning Nov 2013