Beginning in July 2014, the Decherd Municipal Regional Planning Commission and The Decherd Zoning and Appeals Board will meet the 4th Monday of every other month at 6:30 PM at Decherd City Hall.
Dead line for anything coming before the Planning or Zoning Boards is Two (2) Weeks prior to the meeting.
Let's Go Green
It's time to get started on planning for building or remodeling let's get together and discuss your plans ahead of starting the project. The City of Decherd has adopted the 2012 ICC codes with some exceptions.
I am a native of the City of Decherd. I went to Decherd Elementary School and was in the first class at North Junior High School. I graduated from Franklin County High School. Then attended Motlow State Community College studing Business Administration. I went to work for H. G. Hill Co. where he worked for 9 years. During which time I joined the Decherd Fire Department as a volunteer on September 22, 1978. On the same night I started working as a part-time dispatcher/jailer for the Decherd Police Department. In 1982, I went full time with the Decherd Fire Department. I completed several schools that pretained to the job. In 1985, I was promoted to Training Officer and given the rank of Captain. In this position, I assisted in helping the Fire Department start several programs to assist the public. I acquired a Bachlor of Science Degree in Fire Science from Ashwood University. When the Department joined the Tennessee Commission on FireFighting, I got certification as FireFighter I, II, III. Then went and obtained Fire Instructor I and Officer I through the Commission. I am a licensed EMT-IV through the State of Tennessee. I attended classes for this at the University of the South in Sewanee. I hold a certification in arson investigation and have been certified as an expert in fire cause and orgin in the Sixth District of the Federal Court System. I hold license from the Tennessee Fire Marshall's Office in both commericial and residential building construction and for both in plumbing inspection and as a fire inspector. I have N.F.P.A. Certification as a Fire Inspector I and I.C.C Certification in building and plumbing.
The objective of the Codes Enforcement Department of the City of Decherd is to administer and enforce the Building Codes, Zoning Codes, Municipal Codes, and Fire Codes adopted by the City of Decherd. This Department is here to assist the citizens of the city and the potential developers that wish to construct within our jurisdiction.
What are Building Codes?
Building Codes are the rules, regulations and specifications that the City of Decherd uses to help ensure quality construction and a safe finished structure.
Why Are Inspections Needed?
City code requires a permit be issued when work is to be performed on a structure. The inspections that follow the issuance of the permit may uncover unsatisfactory work, faulty materials or violations of the code that could result in unsafe and hazardous conditions for you, your family, your employees or the general public.
How Long Is a Permit Valid?
Permits are valid for the duration of the project, provided construction begins within six months of obtaining the permit. If a project is abandoned for more than six continuous months, the plans must go through Plans Review again and new permits must be issued before work can begin again.
What is a Building Permit?
A building permit is a license required by city code that grants legal permission to construct, enlarge, alter, repair or demolish a structure or equipment installed in a building. Permission to change the use of a building or develop in a floodplain also requires a permit.
When Do I Need a Permit?
A permit is required for any substantial repairs, alterations, new buildings and additions, signs and paved parking areas. Minor work (under $1000 in value) such as painting, wallpapering and routine maitenance typically do not need a permit. Questions about when a permit is needed for minor repair to a residence should be addressed to the Codes Department at 931-636-1422.
Building permit fees will be figured on an evaluation per sq. foot. The cost will be figured at $70.00 per sq. foot of new construction.
How much will a building permit cost?
The cost of the permit will usually depend upon the type and scope of work being undertaken. The Decherd Board of Mayor and Aldermen sets the permit fees.
SCHEDULE OF PERMIT FEES An evaluation process for all new construction and additions will be calculated as follows: Residential- One and two family$70 per square foot Residential- Multi-family$70 per square foot After the evaluation has been done then the following permit fees will apply:
$1,000 and lessNo fee, unless inspection required, in which case A $15.00 fee for each inspection shall be charged. $1,000 to $50,000$15.00 for the first $1,000 plus $5.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00.
$50,000 to $100,000$260.00 for the first $50,000, plus $4.00 for each additional Thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000 $100,000 to $500,000$460 for the first $100,000 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand of fraction thereof, to and including $500,000. $500,000 and up$1,660 for first $500,000 plus $2.00 for each additional Thousand or fraction thereof. Moving Fee For the moving of any building or structure, the fee shall be $100.00. Demolition Fee For the demolition of any building or structures, the fee shall be: 0 up to 100,000 cu. Ft.$50.00 100,000 cu. Ft. and over$0.50 per 1,000 cu. Ft. Moving of Buildings or Structures Moving of buildings or structures$100.00 (Pre-manufactured sheds and/or out buildings That are not built on site are exempt from building Permit, but must meet zoning requirements.) Plumbing$10.00
Roofing (other than new construction)$10.00
Only if more than half the roof is being replaced.
Siding (other than new construction)$10.00
Swimming Pools (above and below ground$25.00
Business signs (as defined by Ordinance # 252)$25.00 per face Special called meeting of Planning or Zoning Commission$50.00
No building permit shall be issued for new construction until the applicant shall establish that he has arranged for water and sewer taps to be made promptly upon completion.