Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division issues all Building Permits and is responsible for administering and enforcing codes and ordinances involving construction and repair of all buildings and structures in the City, including building, housing, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and zoning ordinances. Environmental and nuisance codes are also enforced by the Code Enforcement Division.

The Division continues its work on housing and redevelopment issues. Staff works with the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals to evaluate properties that pose risks to the public or occupants’ safety.  The Code Enforcement Division administers both of these efforts, working closely with the Council-appointed Advisory Boards and neighborhood leaders, along with a host of professional organizations interested in neighborhood preservation efforts.  

Code Enforcement staff also provides support to the Board of Building and Housing Code Appeals and the Trade Licensing Board.

Permits and Affidavits
View Permits and Affidavits

Monthly Building Permit Reports
January 2019


View Archived Building Permit Reports

Generation Partners Program
Information on the Generation Partners Program
Codes adopted by the city of oak ridge february 2013

View Codes Here

To access the three(3) day appeal form for housing code violations, please click here. This form must be returned in person to the Community Development Division within three(3) days of signing for your certified notice.

Code Enforcement Supervisor: Arnold Blackwell 

Inspector:Jake Martin - Electrical/Mechanical Inspector

Inspector:Lisa Crumpley - Building/Plumbing Inspector

For General Information - Tessa Powell