Permits & Licensing

The State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) issues electrical permits and residential building permits in some areas of the state.

In addition, the SFMO issues permits, licenses and certificates of registration related to explosives, fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, fireworks and LP Gas.

Please click the buttons below to purchase Electrical and/or Residential permits, add inspection services, request inspections, request re-inspections, print permits and request refunds. Please view the tutorial videos located on the CORE system if you have any questions about CORE.

Information on Permitting:

Creating a CORE account [pdf]

Purchasing a permit [pdf]

Requesting inspections [pdf]

Refund Form [online]

Onboarding permit [pdf]

Adding Permit to Online System [pdf]

What is CORE?

CORE is the Comprehensive Online Regulatory & Enforcement System that Commerce and Insurance uses for managing licenses, certifications, registrations and permits. First-time users will need to register for a new account. This account will be used to purchase and service permits, including printing your permit and requesting inspections.

If you do not wish to create a CORE account, call 615-741-7170 to request an inspection. You must know the permit number(s) to request an inspection.