Building & Codes      

The Building and Codes Department insures the health and safety of Murfreesboro residents through the consistent application of adopted building codes, inspections of new and renovated structures, and property maintenance standards. The department oversees all residential and commercial construction beginning with the review of plans, through on site inspections, and to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the safe use and habitation of the structure.

The department is also charged with the enforcement of the city’s sign ordinance and assists the Community Development Program with inspection on the repair and replacement of affordable homes.


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The City of Murfreesboro Building and Codes Department has adopted the 2018 Building Code.

Presently Adopted Codes

2018 International Residential Code 
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2017 National Electrical Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Please see our Quick Links for Significant Changes from the 2012 International Code to the 2018 International Code, 

All Permits Issued or Plan Reviews Submitted
After February 1, 2019
Must Comply With The New Code

Permit Fee Schedule

Plumbing Inspections Memo from MWRD

HVAC Setbacks Have Been Changed In A Good Way!  Effective September 7, 2018


Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements

                              Memo to Contractors

Approved Temporary Sign Ordinance Amendment
Effective January 22,2016

Temporary Sign Chart

Regulations For Window Signs / Window Outline Lighting