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Does the City of Brentwood issue electrical permits and perform electrical inspections?
Property Maintenance / What are the rules concerning:
How can I contact the Planning and Codes Department?
Where are the Planning and Codes Department offices located?
How do I report a suspected code violation?
What are the permitted hours for building construction?
If I decide to hire a contractor, what should I know?
Q: Does the City of Brentwood issue electrical permits and perform electrical inspections?
A:
No. All electrical and low voltage permits and inspections are completed through the State of Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office. The City of Brentwood furnishes office space for State of Tennessee representatives for the convenience of residents, builders, and contractors.

Sharon Costa, (615-577-6160) is the State Electrical Permit Clerk, issuing all electrical and low voltage permits. Her office is located within the City of Brentwood Planning & Codes offices at 5211 Maryland Way, with hours of operation from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (except state-observed holidays).

After obtaining a permit, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to contact the State Electrical Inspector (615-577-6161)so as to arrange a field inspection. The State Electrical Inspector office is located within the City of Brentwood Planning & Codes offices at 5211 Maryland Way, with hours of operation from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (except state-observed holidays).

Electrical permits may be secured for any location in Williamson County (except the city limits of Franklin).
Q: Property Maintenance / What are the rules concerning:
A:

Selection of any of the following questions in this category will forward your web browser to the specific Brentwood Municipal Code reference. If there are questions requiring a more descriptive answer, please call (615) 371-2204, ext. 257.

Property Maintenance / What are the rules concerning:

Should you wish to access the complete Municipal Code, click here.

Q: How can I contact the Planning and Codes Department?
A:
City of Brentwood
Planning and Codes Dept.
5211 Maryland Way
P.O. Box 788
Brentwood, TN 37024-0788

Office: (615) 371-2204
Fax: (615) 371-2233

Codes Inspection Request Line:
(615) 661-7077 (available 24/7)

Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For a list of the staff and associated email addresses, click here.
Q: Where are the Planning and Codes Department offices located?
A:
The Planning and Codes Department is located in the city’s Municipal Center, located at 5211 Maryland Way.

For directions to our offices, click here.

Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4;30 p.m.
Q: How do I report a suspected code violation?
A:
Should you suspect that a code violation exists and wish to report it, please contact our office at
(615) 371-2204.
Q: What are the permitted hours for building construction?
A:
So as to minimize disturbance to the nearby residents and the neighborhood, building or repair activities are limited to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to dark, except Sunday when such activity may occur from 9:00 a.m. to dark.

After hour violations of this provision should be reported to the Police Department on the non-emergency number (615) 371-0160 for more immediate response. The complaint should also be reported during business hours to the Planning & Codes Department (615) 371-2204 so that building inspectors can address the problem with the contractor or builder.
Q: If I decide to hire a contractor, what should I know?
A:
As in choosing someone to repair your car or perform a medical procedure, you’ll want to be sure the contractor you may choose is reputable and in good standing.

Each year, our office receives phone calls from homeowners , seeking assistance after a contractor/party they’ve hired has refused to complete work or simply ‘disappears’ overnight. In many instances, the situation is worsened by a monetary component.

Depending upon state law, the contractor may be required to be licensed, insured and bonded. Contact the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors (1-800-544-7693) to confirm the contractor’s status, possible disciplinary actions and more information regarding licensure requirements .

You may also wish to contact the Tennessee Consumer Affairs (1-800-342-8385) and the Better Business Bureau.

Ask the contractor for multiple references (the more, the better), so you can verify business experiences with prior customers.