E-Permits System for Contractors
The Department of Codes & Building Safety is pleased to introduce “E-Permits” as an expansion of our services which are now available, online. With this latest enhancement, the department is open via the internet to transact routine business 24/7. Registered users of the E-Permit system may now:
- Make inspection requests,
- Schedule inspections
- Check the status of inspections
- Pay re-inspection fees online with a credit card
- Apply for ‘trade permits’ (plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits), as well as some building permits
- Pay permit fees, and
- Self-issue permits to themselves.
Contractors can get registered and obtain a User name and password by emailing PermitIssuance@nashville.gov .
Note 1: Contractors who are currently registered and using the e-Permits system for scheduling inspections have already been preregistered to use this latest internet enhancement by using their current e-Permits user name and password.
Note 2: Only Registered licensed contractors can establish an online account for obtaining permits electronically. Homeowners wanting to obtain a permit must come into our office. The online registration system will not create an account for homeowners.
Access the E-Permits System
Online Permits User Guide
E-Permits Inquiry System for the Public
The codes Department also offers the public access to permit information through a public portal. The E-Permits Public Site is a permit inquiry system which allows the public to view permit and application information online.
Access the E-Permit Inquiry System
Permits for Tornado Damaged Properties
Pursuant to BL2020-234, fees will be waived for any building permit obtained on or before June 30, 2020, for properties affected by the March 3, 2020, tornado. Before fees can be waived, the applicant must execute an affidavit declaring that the property was damaged by the tornado and that the permit fees are not eligible for reimbursement. Visit the Storm Damage and Permit Information page for more information.