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Electrical Permits & Inspections

New construction requires purchase of an electrical permit and inspections through the State of Tennessee at their website Comprehensive Online Regulatory & Enforcement System (CORE): core.tn.gov.

Who can purchase permit and schedule inspections?

  1. Individual or company that is a licensed contractor.
  2. Property owner that will be performing their own electrical work on property they own.
  3. Rental property requires a licensed electrician to obtain the permit.

Information you will need to purchase the permit:

1. Type of permit:
a. Non-Standard Electrical Proposal
b. Residential-Single Family
c. Residential-THDA Rehab
d. Residential-Townhouse
e. Residential-Two Family
f. Standard Electrical (for all electrical work)

2. Organization and/or homeowner name and contact (mail, phone, email, fax, website) for the permit purchaser, construction location, and owner. Information may be duplicated between addresses:

Main Address:
a. Contractor or homeowner purchasing the permit
b. Construction Address:  Location where electrical services will be performed
c. Owner Address:  Contractor or homeowner purchasing the permit

3. Permit type:

a. Structure type:  Single family, multi family, industrial/commercial, mobile home, other
b. Service size – amperes
c. Permit type:  Final, rough-in, temporary, HVAC, service release, or re-inspect
d. Occupancy Type

4. Contractor name and license number if work not performed by property owner.

5. Payment method:  debit/credit card or eCheck account.

Where to purchase and manage permits, inspections, and view detailed instructions for using the online system:

View printed guides and CORE Definition, includes link to login page: Click here.

Login page to purchase permits, inspections, and view video tutorials: Click here.