Residential Permit Information, Applications and Forms

This applies to all new single family dwellings, additions and accessory structures. Processing of applications can take up to two weeks.

Residential Permitting

Residential permits are required for alterations, renovations, additions and new construction of single family dwellings, zero lot lines and duplexes. Permits are also required for fences, above ground and in-ground pools and accessory structures.

Duplexes and zero lot lines require two copies of the floor plans and details of the fire separation assembly between units.  The plans should be submitted along with a Plan Review Application to Building and Codes.

For construction related to Single Family Dwellings, a permit application may be completed and delivered to the Planning Department or submitted by email.  The application review process can take up to two weeks.  When the permit application is approved, you will be contacted by our office with instructions on how to obtain the permit.  During the application review process, we may need to contact you so be sure to provide accurate contact information on the permit application. 

Homeowners may obtain permits for their primary residence. However, if the property is intended for rental use, a Tennessee Licensed Contractor will be required to obtain the permit.  We may ask for proof of residence prior to issuing the owner a permit.

The permit fees for new construction is based on the heated and unheated square footage.  A Rutherford County Schools Facilities Tax Receipt is required for each Single Family Dwelling before permitting.  Permits for additions, alterations, renovations, fences and accessory structures is based on the construction cost. Pool permit fees are a fixed fee based on whether it is a in-ground or above-ground pool.

If you have questions about a residential permit, please contact our office at 615-893-3750.  For building code questions, our inspectors are in the office from 8:00 am to 8:45 am and typically return at 4:00 pm.

Our current adopted codes and amendments are available for your review.

Please Submit All Residential Building Permit Applications via email or apply in person at Murfreesboro City Hall, 

Planning Department.

Please allow two weeks for processing.  Once the application is approved, we will notify you with permit fees and payment options. 
Note: Please make sure to include your email address on the application. 

Residential Building Permit Applications and Forms

Schedule of Fees for Permits

Permit Fee Schedules


New Construction and Remodels
Inspections of commercial and residential projects are conducted by city inspectors who are responsible for inspecting the building, plumbing, gas, mechanical systems and electrical systems. 

If you need an inspection, please call our office at 615-893-3750 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Please have your permit number and type of inspection.  

Murfreesboro building permit and inspection services are now available to register online.