Checklist for Obtaining a Building Permit
||COMPLETE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
||OBTAIN SITE PLAN WITH PROPER DIMENSIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
||OBTAIN DRAWINGS WHICH SHOW FLOOR PLAN, ELEVATION AND CROSS SECTIONAL VIEW
||OBTAIN COPY OF CONTRACTORS LICENSE IF WORK IS OVER $25,000.00 AND CHECK EXPIRATION DATE.
•MUST HAVE CONTRACTORS LICENSE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
-Any job over $25,000.00 (except for a speculative house, builder must own the property and be a resident of Unicoi County)
-Property owner building personal residence is exempt from license requirements
-All public and business buildings over $25,000.00 must have a contractors license, owners cannot be their own contractor without a license.
||CHECK ZONING OF PROPERTY
-Ensure use of building meets zoning
-Ensure setback requirements are met
-Ensure square footage of property meets requirements
-Check to see if survey is required
-Ensure public street frontage of 40 feet
-Corner lots side yard setback is 1 ½ times standard
-Check building area not to exceed 30% of lot
-No building closer than 50 ft to stream without approval from planning commission.
-Check flood map to see if property is in flood plain
||REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECT AND/OR ENGINEER STAMP ON PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS OF BUILDING:
-More than 3 stories in height
-More than 5000 square foot total gross area
-Any structures classified as “Assembly”, “Educational”, and “Institutional” in the Standard Building Code.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE FIRE MARSHAL APPROVAL AND STAMP ON PLANS FOR BUILDING:
-State owned buildings, Schools K – 12, and Child Care Centers
-Assemblies of 300 or more persons
-Business or Residential occupancies of 3 stories or more
-2 story residential occupancies with more than 12 units
-Detention and Correctional Occupancies
-High Hazard Industrial Occupancies
AFTER ABOVE REQUIREMENTS ARE REVIEWED AND MET A BUILDING PERMIT MAY BE ISSUED.
-Building Permit Application- Click Here
-Plumbing Permit Application- Click Here
-Town of Erwin Zoning Ordinance- Click Here
P.O. Box 59
Erwin, TN 37650