Building, Additions, Remodels, Pool, Sign, Driveway Permits

The Town of Coopertown has adopted the 2012 International Building Codes. Any Owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit, unless otherwise exempt.

Call the Coopertown Building & Codes Department for regulations in your specific zoning district. 

A Building Permit Application can be obtained by clicking on the link below. To expedite your permit request, please call the Building and Codes Department at (615) 382-4470, ext. 215. Staff can assist you with details necessary for obtaining a permit. Note: Call ahead to set up a meeting time as we are often in the field and not in the office.

Click here for a Building Permit Application

Click here for the Planning Commission Fee Schedule

Note:  Commercial Developers please call City Hall for applicable fees.


Living Space Enclosed (includes Modular/Manuf. Homes) = $1.00 per sq. ft.

Room Additions = $1.00 per sq. ft.

Remodels involving structural changes, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc. =  .50 cents per sq. ft.

Attached/Detached Garages and Accessory Structures = .25 cents per sq. ft.

Decks, Porches and Patios covered/uncovered = .25 cents per sq. ft

Single Wide Trailer (New or Used) = $1,000.00 and requires a minimum of 4 acres in Zone A.

Storm Shelters and Cellars = .25 cents per sq. ft.


Mechanical Permit Aplication Click Here

New or Replacement of HVAC, water heaters, solar panels, etc.= $55.00


Electrical permits for the entire state of Tennessee are now issued Click Here

Both contractors and homeowners can create accounts within the CORE system in order to directly  purchase electric permits and schedule inspections.


Residential Grading = $55

Commercial Grading = $100.00 (requires a separate permit for each phase; applicant is responsible for obtaining all applicable State and Federal licenses, certificates and letters of approval.)


Click Here for Pool Regulations

Above Ground = $50.00

In-Ground = $250.00



Click Here for Driveway and Culvert Regulations

Installation of all NEW driveways require a Driveway Permit prior to starting the project.  The Driveway Permit fee is $50.00.  This fee covers the Site Inspection required to determine proper culvert size and placement.  Note:  Due to the topography in certain areas of Coopertown, driveways having a grade of >8% may require blueprints from a Tennessee State Licensed Civil Engineer (See Driveway Regulations). Property Owners may utilize the Town's Engineer or hire their own Tennessee State Licensed Engineer to create blueprints, either are at the Owners expense.  If utilizing the Town's Engineer there is a 5% administration fee included to their hourly rate.

Click Here for a Driveway Permit Application


Typical residential fencing does not require a permit, however, walls/fencing over seven (7) feet in height and constructed of stone or brick masonry requires a permit and blueprints from a State of TN Licensed Engineer. 


Click here for Coopertown's  SIGN ORDINANCE

Click here for Coopertown's  SIGN APPLICATION


Agricultural use structures include tobacco barns, dairy barns, horse stables, and farrowing houses.  Although permits are required to construct this type of building there is no fee imposed.