Who can apply for a permit?
If property is in a residential zone, the homeowner can apply for a building permit. In a commercial zone, a licensed contractor by the State of Tennessee must pull the permit. All of the following subcontractor permits must be pulled by licensed contractors of that trade: plumbing, electrical, mechanical & gas piping.

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. Who can apply for a permit?
3. Who approves my sign permit application?
4. How soon must I begin work once I have received a permit?
5. Can I build a shed anywhere on my lot?
6. What do I need from the building department before I can open my business?
7. Is a building permit required for siding and windows?