Apply for a Residential Permit
If your area is in the list(s) below, then you must apply for a Residential Building Permit using the forms at the bottom of this page.
A state residential building permit is required if construction is located within the city limits of:
Red Boiling Springs
A state residential building permit is required if construction is located within the unincorporated areas (not in a city) of:
Please check with your local government to determine if any local permits are required before you begin construction.
Please click the buttons below to purchase Residential permits, add inspection services, request inspections, request re-inspections, and print permits. Please view the tutorial videos located on the CORE system if you have any questions about CORE.
Information for requesting an inspection:
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.
To request inspection visit core.tn.gov or email SFMO.firstname.lastname@example.org If emailing, please include your full permit number and the date that the project will be ready for inspection.
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