Welcome to Building and Codes

On October 12, 2020 the Resolution to adopt the 2018 IBC, IRC, IPC ,IFGC, IEC, IPMC, as well as, the 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible & Usable Buildings & Facility Code was passed. The effective date of the 2018 edition of the International Codes Resolution will take effect and be enforced beginning January 1, 2021. This edition of all adopted codes will be available for public view at the Montgomery County Clerks Office and Building And Codes Office during regular business hours. IRC Code Comparison 2012-2018, Significant Changes 2012-2018

For information regarding the 2018 NFIP Flood Map changes please click here 

Montgomery County Building and Codes is comprised of four departments/divisions.

Building Department

Protecting the public's life, health, and welfare in the built environment. Jurisdiction across the country involves a busy and complicated profession that addresses every aspect of the building construction industry. The job is not limited to the difficult task of understanding and applying the architectural, engineering and construction concepts of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and fire codes. The job includes the enforcement of zoning, the subdivision of property, housing, environmental, traffic and various other county or state laws that directly affect the building construction industry.

Codes Enforcement Division

The purpose of the code is to provide the basic minimum housing standards deemed essential for safe and healthful living. The code provides the minimum requirements necessary to maintain any residential occupancy in a safe and sanitary condition.

In addition, the codes enforcement division enforces provisions of zoning resolutions of Montgomery County, adopted by the County Commission. The provisions of this resolution shall be administered by the Montgomery County Building Commissioner. This official or designee shall have the right to enter upon any premises in Montgomery County at any reasonable time for the purpose of making inspections of buildings or premises necessary to carry out his duties in the enforcement of this Resolution.

Office Administration Department

The purpose of this department is to provide support and assistance to the Building Department and Codes Enforcement Division. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to issuing building, and plumbing permits; maintaining records and reports; generating correspondence; answering questions from the public and other County Departments regarding local zoning laws and regulations; reviewing of subdivision plats prior to preliminary and final plat approval, checking for zoning regulation compliance; preparing and coordinating requisitions for purchases; preparing and processing statistical analyses; handling department accounting functions; preparing notification letters, meeting agendas, meeting minutes and case file for appeals hearings and board meetings; and performing other related duties as assigned by the Building Commissioner.

Stormwater Division

The Montgomery County Storm Water Management Resolution (#03-1-5) was adopted by the County Board of Commissioners on January 22, 2003, and which established the Storm Water Management Program. The Montgomery County Storm Water Management Program is charged with the responsibility for protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the public health, environment, safety & general welfare by establishing minimum requirements and procedures to control the adverse effects of storm water runoff (quality & quantity) associated with development within Montgomery County, Tennessee, outside of the Corporate Limits of the City of Clarksville, Tennessee.