Building Codes

Building Inspector:

Mike Brundige
Click 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:

Weakley County Soil Conservation District 

Storm Water Ordinance

City of Martin Annual Storm Water Report 2020

NPDES Stormwater Construction Permit

Erosion and Sediment Control

Historic Zoning Handbook

Martin Historic District Zoning Map

Tennessee Historic Commission

Design Review and Guidelines Downtown Commercial District

Zoning Ordinance

Martin Zoning Map May 2018