What Is a Building Permit?
A building permit is a license that is required granting legal permission to construct, enlarge, or remodel a building.
How to Apply for a Permit?
Building Permits for Claiborne County are issued by the County Mayor’s Office located in the old courthouse on Main Street in Tazewell. Building permits within city limits of New Tazewell, Tazewell, and Harrogate are issued by those city offices.
A septic permit is required before a building permit can be issued. For more information on a septic permit, call 865-594-6035.
The name of the property owner, address, and square footage of living space is required to obtain a building permit.
For more information on building permits in the County, call 423-626-5236.
Building Permit Prices
Mobile home or remodeling of any structure already built – ALL SINGLEWIDES – $25.00
Under 1,500 square feet of living area, including carports or garages – $50.00
Over 1,500 square feet of living area, including carports or garages – $100.00
Detached outbuildings containing 300 square feet or less (barns, sheds, pool houses, garages, campers, etc.) – $10.00
Detached outbuildings over 300 square feet – $25.00
Commercial or industrial structures up to 5,000 square feet – $100.00
Commercial or industrial structures containing more than 5,000 square feet – $200.00
*Campers in campgrounds do not require a building permit.
*Campers in mobile home lots or on private property do require a building permit.