What projects require a Permit

Knowing the requirements can help you avoid delays by avoiding common mistakes in your project.  Please see the City of Gallatin Municipal Codes for local and state requirements.  Below is some examples of common projects that require permits along with possible trade permits and inspections. Please note that what is listed may vary depending on the complexity of your project. 

Permits & Inspections

Fees can be paid at the Building Codes Department in City Hall located at 132 West Main St, Gallatin, TN 37066, online through your portal access account, or over the phone by calling 615-451-5968 and selecting option #2.  We accept most major credit cards and checks, checks can also be mailed to City Hall. 

During construction, all Approved Construction Documents, Permit Cards and Inspector Signature Cards are to be available on site and upon request. 

Note: You must provide a ladder at the time of inspection for all roof mounted inspections. 

DEMOLITION PERMITS:

Demolition Permits Require an Asbestos Letter from the State of Tennessee

Please Contact the Department of Environment and Conservation:

Randall Harrison - Environmental Consultant, Asbestos NESHAP Program

Office: 615-532-6828                E-Mail: Randall.Harrison@tn.gov                     711 R.S. Gas Blvd, Nashville, TN 37216 

Decks, Porches and Similar Projects

  • Building permit
    • Deck Footing
    • Framing
    • Final Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Rough Electrical
    • Final Electrical

Garages, Carports and Similar Projects

  • Building permit
    • Footing
    • Foundation Wall
    • Slab
    • Anchor Bolt
    • Braced Wall
    • Framing
    • Insulation
    • Final Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Underground Electrical
    • Rough Electrical
    • Final Electrical

Patio Covers, Patio Enclosures, Pergolas, Fire Pit and Similar Projects

  • Building permit
    • Framing
    • Final Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Rough Electrical
    • Final Electrical
  • Gas permit
    • Rough Gas
    • Final Gas
  • Mechanical permit
    • Rough Mechanical
    • Final Mechanical

Sheds, Detached Accessory Structures and Similar Projects

  • Building permit
    • Footing
    • Framing
    • Final Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Rough Electrical
    • Final Electrical

Additions & Remodels

  • Building permit
    • Footing, Foundation/Green Plate or
    • Slab, Anchor Bolt/Braced Wall
    • Framing
    • Insulation
    • Final Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Rough Electrical
    • Final Electrical
  • Plumbing permit
    • Rough Plumbing
    • Final Plumbing
  • Mechanical permit
    • Rough Mechanical
    • Final Mechanical

New Residential Dwelling Units 

  • Building permit
    • Footing, Foundation/Green Plate or
    • Slab, Anchor Bolt/Braced Wall
    • Framing
    • Insulation
    • Final Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Ditch Inspection
    • Temporary Pole 
    • Rough Electrical
    • Service Release 
    • Final Electrical
  • Plumbing permit
    • Plumbing Slab
    • Rough Plumbing
    • Final Plumbing


  • Mechanical permit
    • Rough Mechanical
    • Final Mechanical



  • Gas permit
    • Gas Rough /        Pressure Test
    • Gas Service Release
    • Final Gas
  • Low Voltage permit
    • Final Low Voltage
  • HVAC Low Voltage permit
    • Final HVAC Low Voltage

Swimming Pools & Spas

  • Pool & Spa Permit 
    • Rebar Inspection
    • Pool Underground
    • Final Pool & Spa Inspection
  • Electrical permit
    • Rough Electrical
    • Grounding & Bonding
    • Final Electrical

Solar Panels, Electrical Work & Similar Projects

  • Electrical permit
    • Rough Electrical
    • Final Electrical

Water Heaters

  • Electrical permit
    • Final Electrical
  • Plumbing permit
    • Final Plumbing

HVAC Changeouts

  • Mechanical permit
    • Final Mechanical
  • HVAC Electrical permit
    • Final HVAC Electrical

Don't See Your Project?


Contact the Building Code department at 615-451-5968 for additional questions