Code Enforcement Section
The Rutherford County Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for conduct fire and life safety inspections throughout the County in addition to conducting plan review for all new commercial construction projects. For questions regarding fire and life safety inspections or to schedule an inspection please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 615-907-3600.
- Knox Box Requirements
- Knox Box Ordering Information
- Fire & Life Safety Systems Inspections- IROL Submissions
The Rutherford County Fire Marshal's Office requires certain construction and operational permits. Please review the information below to determine where permits may be required.
Permits are required to maintain, store, or handle materials; or to conduct processes that product conditions hazardous to life or property; or to install equipment utilized in connection with such activities; or to install or modify any fire protection systems or equipment or any other construction, equipment installation or modification in accordance with the provisions of Rutherford County's Adopted Fire Code.
**Effective July 1, 2023** a new fee schedule will be implemented for certain fire construction and operational permits.
You can view the 2023 adopted changes to the fee scheduled HERE.
You can view the full construction permit fee schedule HERE.
You can view the full operation permit fee schedule HERE.
REQUIRED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
REQUIRED OPERATIONAL PERMITS
Fire Watch Activities
Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids (includes above-ground tanks)
Hazardous Materials Storage
High Piled Storage
Liquid- or Gas-fueled Vehicles or Equipment in Assemble Buildings
Use/Storage/Dispensing of LP-Gas
Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles (Food Trucks)
Mobile Fuel-Dispensing Facilities
Outdoor Assembly Events (over 1000 attendees)
Private Fire Hydrants
Temporary Membrane Structures and Tents
Vehicle Repair Garages
OBTAIN YOUR PERMITS HERE
For more information, please contact RCFR Fire Marshal’s Office at 615-907-3600 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.