Tennessee Building Codes

Adoption Info

Notice:
The provisions of the IECC, 2006 edition, shall apply to the following occupancy classifications:

  1. Moderate-hazard factory industrial, Group F-1;
  2. Low-hazard factory industrial, Group F-2;
  3. Moderate-hazard storage, Group S-1; and,
  4. Low-hazard storage, Group S-2;
INCORPORATED UPDATES
CHAPTER 0780-02-02
CODES AND STANDARDS
effective November 22, 2018
Original document
CHAPTER 0780-02-23
ONE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS AND TOWNHOUSES
effective February 2, 2017
Original document
FURTHER INFORMATION

Tennessee Building Codes

The building codes of Tennessee adopt the the International Building Code 2012 (IBC 2012), International Residential Code 2009 (IRC 2009), International Fuel Gas Code 2012 (IFGC 2012), International Mechanical Code 2012 (IMC 2012), International Plumbing Code 2012 (IPC 2012), International Property Maintenance Code 2012 (IPMC 2012), International Fire Code 2012 (IFC 2012), International Energy Conservation Code 2012 (IECC 2012), International Energy Conservation Code 2009 (IECC 2009), International Existing Building Code 2012 (IEBC 2012), NFPA 101 - Life Saftey Code 2012, and the NFPA 70 ‒ National Electrical Code 2017. These codes include amendments enacted at the state level.

Tennessee building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Amendments

States and cities enact critical amendments to the base codes. Tennessee has made amendment to the codes. UpCodes provides the only source to view these amendments integrated into the model codes. Learn about amendments

Tennessee Agencies

Department of Commerce & Insurance
Webiste: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/fire/codes-enforcement.html
500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville
TN
37243
Phone: 615-741-2241 Email: Ask.TDCI@TN.Gov