Building Departments in Knoxville, Tennessee

There are 3 Building Departments in Knoxville, Tennessee, serving a population of 184,465 people in an area of 99 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 61,488 people, and 1 Building Department per 32 square miles.

In Tennessee, Knoxville is ranked 45th of 645 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 42nd of 645 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Knoxville Building Departments

Find Knoxville, Tennessee building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Farragut Zoning 11408 Municipal Center Drive Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Permits 400 Main Street West Knoxville, TN

Tennessee State Permits 6913 Beeler Road Knoxville, TN

About the Knoxville Building Department

Building Departments in Knoxville, TN are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Knoxville DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Knoxville, Tennessee building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Knoxville building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Knoxville, TN zoning laws and requirements

Knoxville Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Knoxville Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Knoxville Residential Housing Units
 KnoxvilleKnox County
Total Housing Units89,942202,269
Occupied Housing Units79,579 (88.5%)183,318 (90.6%)
Knoxville Occupied Residential Buildings
 KnoxvilleKnox County
Single-Family Detached Homes43,129 (54.2%)123,804 (67.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,444 (5.6%)11,223 (6.1%)
2 Apartments2,300 (2.9%)3,192 (1.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,929 (4.9%)5,748 (3.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments6,125 (7.7%)8,304 (4.5%)
10 or More Apartments18,639 (23.4%)23,487 (12.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,013 (1.3%)7,560 (4.1%)
Knoxville Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 KnoxvilleKnox County
2014 or Later1,076 (1.4%)3,594 (2.0%)
2010 to 20132,342 (2.9%)6,217 (3.4%)
2000 to 20098,071 (10.1%)30,302 (16.5%)
1980 to 199917,965 (22.6%)57,999 (31.6%)
1960 to 197922,909 (28.8%)48,090 (26.2%)
1940 to 195917,743 (17,743.0%)25,111 (25,111.0%)
1939 or Earlier9,473 (11.9%)12,005 (6.5%)
Knoxville Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 KnoxvilleKnox County
1 Room2,244 (2.8%)2,738 (1.5%)
2 or 3 Rooms57,067 (71.7%)125,432 (68.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms34,955 (43.9%)62,508 (34.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms21,150 (26.6%)56,695 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms9,942 (12.5%)46,248 (25.2%)
Knoxville Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 KnoxvilleKnox County
No Bedroom2,503 (3.1%)3,072 (1.7%)
1 Bedroom11,202 (14.1%)14,771 (8.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms57,067 (71.7%)125,432 (68.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms8,807 (11.1%)40,043 (21.8%)
Knoxville Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 KnoxvilleKnox County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities79,484 (99.9%)183,041 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities78,874 (99.1%)181,836 (99.2%)