Preconstruction Meetings

Meeting Policy

Prior to issuance of any building permit and start of any major construction project in the City of Gallatin, a Pre-Construction Meeting shall be conducted between the city staff and the owner-developer group. The meeting is scheduled with the Building Official or Plan Reviewer and takes place in the Building Codes Department in Gallatin City Hall, which is located at:
132 W Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
The applicant should contact the Building Department to set up a mutually convenient time for the meeting. The meeting will include but not be limited to the discussion items presented in the attached preconstruction meeting topics.

It is expected that the owner, developer, contractor, architect and engineer of record attend the meeting along with city staff potentially including: Plan Reviewer, Building Official, a permit technician, and/or one or multiple building inspectors. City staff will discuss development requirements, how to obtain City services, and critical project aspects of each discipline pertaining to the discussed project.

Pre-Construction meetings are required for the following types of construction projects:
  • Large Residential Development
  • Commercial Projects
  • Any other project at the discretion of the City Engineer, City Planner, or Building Official

Preconstruction Meeting Topics

  • General Information
  • Construction Work Hours
  • Clean Jobsite
  • Site Maintenance
  • Temporary Power Poles
  • Open Excavations / Existing Swimming Pools
  • Construction Parking Plan

Specific Requirements

  • Special Inspection Requirements
  • Architect/Engineer's Observation Reports
  • Grading / Shoring Requirements Based on Soils Reports
  • Grading Inspection by Soils Engineer
  • Sound Consultant (Multifamily)
  • Bonds

Permits & Plan Review Required

  • Demolition
  • Grading
  • Building
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • After Hours
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Sprinkler
  • Landscape and Irrigation
  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
  • Certificate of Occupancy


  • How to schedule inspection
  • Different permit numbers for different permits
  • Permits Expire
  • What Inspections Are Necessary
  • When to Expect Your Inspector
  • Contractor Documentation
  • Reinspection Fees
  • Stop Work Orders
  • Temporary C of Os / C of Cs / Final Inspections
  • Electronic Construction Field Reports and Documents