Building Departments in Sullivan County, Tennessee

There are 3 Building Departments in Sullivan County, Tennessee, serving a population of 156,519 people in an area of 414 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 52,173 people, and 1 Building Department per 137 square miles.

In Tennessee, Sullivan County is ranked 24th of 95 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 6th of 95 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Sullivan County Building Departments

Find Sullivan County, Tennessee building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Kingsport Permits 225 West Center Street Kingsport, TN

Kingsport Planning Department 201 West Market Street Kingsport, TN

Sullivan County Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 3411 Tennessee 126 Blountville, TN

About the Sullivan County Building Department

Building Departments in Sullivan County, 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 Sullivan County 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:
  • Sullivan County, Tennessee building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Sullivan County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Sullivan County, TN zoning laws and requirements

Sullivan County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Sullivan County 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.

Sullivan County Residential Housing Units
 Sullivan CountyTennessee
Total Housing Units74,9082,930,530
Occupied Housing Units66,239 (88.4%)2,567,061 (87.6%)
Sullivan County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Sullivan CountyTennessee
Single-Family Detached Homes47,178 (71.2%)1,797,547 (70.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,649 (2.5%)81,402 (3.2%)
2 Apartments1,535 (2.3%)70,683 (2.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,700 (2.6%)79,592 (3.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,843 (4.3%)113,513 (4.4%)
10 or More Apartments3,509 (5.3%)200,267 (7.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,825 (11.8%)224,057 (8.7%)
Sullivan County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Sullivan CountyTennessee
2014 or Later626 (0.9%)53,832 (2.1%)
2010 to 20131,291 (1.9%)88,315 (3.4%)
2000 to 20096,374 (9.6%)435,663 (17.0%)
1980 to 199919,087 (28.8%)843,271 (32.8%)
1960 to 197920,275 (30.6%)668,593 (26.0%)
1940 to 195913,563 (13,563.0%)335,016 (335,016.0%)
1939 or Earlier5,023 (7.6%)142,371 (5.5%)
Sullivan County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Sullivan CountyTennessee
1 Room735 (1.1%)29,037 (1.1%)
2 or 3 Rooms49,286 (74.4%)1,850,684 (72.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms23,658 (35.7%)921,694 (35.9%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,316 (33.7%)856,102 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms15,500 (23.4%)569,596 (22.2%)
Sullivan County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Sullivan CountyTennessee
No Bedroom831 (1.3%)31,875 (1.2%)
1 Bedroom3,674 (5.5%)178,609 (7.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms49,286 (74.4%)1,850,684 (72.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms12,448 (18.8%)505,893 (19.7%)
Sullivan County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Sullivan CountyTennessee
With Complete Plumbing Facilities66,044 (99.7%)2,556,921 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities65,673 (99.1%)2,547,892 (99.3%)