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Codes Department Operations During the Nashville COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

Effective Friday, March 20, the Code Department will operate primarily electronically and will not accept applications in person.

  • Anyone may apply for a building permit by emailing permitapplication@nashville.gov. Please include the address, scope of the project, and a site plan. It is very important that you also include a phone number.
  • Registered contractors may apply for building and trades permits, make online payments, check the status of inspections, and renew licenses and registrations at epermits.nashville.gov.
  • Telephone appointments with a zoning examiner may be scheduled by emailing zoningappointments@nashville.gov.
  • Short term rental permits may be applied for by emailing david.frabutt@nashville.gov.
  • Our Plan Review team will be available to receive plans from 7:30 to 1:00 Monday through Friday on the first floor of the Development Services Center.

The Codes Department encourages applicants to make all payments remotely. Email codespermitpay@nashville.gov with your name and permit number to organize a payment.