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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 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
  • Telephone appointments with a zoning examiner may be scheduled by emailing
  • Short term rental permits may be applied for by emailing
  • 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 with your name and permit number to organize a payment.