Building Inspection

Welcome to the Building Inspection Department. 


The departments of Engineering, Planning, Building Inspection and Utilities have created a 5 Step process for developers building single-family, two-family, and townhomes in the City. This process is necessary for receiving the Certificate of Occupancy. Please go to


The City of Lebanon Building Inspection Department:

  • Issues Building Permits and conduct inspections for residential and commercial Construction
  • Receives applications for building permits for properties within the corporate boundaries of the City of Lebanon
  • Reviews all plans and specifications for commercial construction projects

Inspection Types

Inspections to include but not limited to:

  • Existing buildings for change of occupancy
  • Footings/foundations
  • Framing
  • New business licenses
  • Plumbing

We have a highly trained staff of certified inspectors on board who routinely provide useful information regarding the city's various codes and ordinances.

We do not accept credit card payments at this time.

Note: We do not permit or conduct electrical inspections. Those are handled by the State of Tennessee deputy electrical inspector. Questions regarding electrical work may be answered by contacting the authority having jurisdiction.

Request Inspection

Request an inspection via email. Must have permit number, address, and contact information included in email.