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Codes Department Public Records and Information

In accordance with TN State Law and the Metro Code of Law, the Metropolitan Clerk’s Office has been designated as the Public Records Request Coordinator the Metro Department of Codes and Building Safety. Many of the documents and information often requested by the public are available online at the websites listed below.

Nashville’s Open Data Portal includes Metro Codes information such as:

  • Beer Permit Locations
  • Building Permit Applications and Permits Issued
  • Codes Registered Professional Contractors
  • Sexually Oriented Permitted Businesses
  • Property Standards Violations
  • Short Term Rental Property Permits
  • Short Term Rental permit data analysis

The Metro Codes ePermits System will allow you to search for permits, license, and complaint information for properties or licensed contractors. To view the original hard-copy documents online, ePav for Permits offers the public access to items such as applications, permits, and notification letters.

The Metro Planning Department’s Parcel Viewer provides detailed information on properties within Davidson County to include ownership, zoning, assessment, permit history and more.

NashView allows you to easily search, view, and map information such as building permits and property standards violations.

The BZA Tracker allows you to follow appeals filed with the Codes Administration to be heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals as they move through the appeal hearing process. View general information and hearing results about each case. Search by council district, meeting dates and case status.

Metro has adopted a sidewalk waiver review process that allows permits applicants who are required to build sidewalks per the Metro Code to request administrative relief. View sidewalk tracker here and learn more about the law at the Metro Planning Department's sidewalks planning page.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for at the websites listed above, please see the Public Records Request page at the Metro Clerk’s Office for more details on how to properly file your request.