Building Codes

Building Department

Cover Bridge RehabilitationThe City of Elizabethton's Building Codes Division's mission is to provide quality customer service through administration, communication, education, assisting the public in compliance with the adopted codes and ordinances of the City of Elizabethton.

Our values and guiding principles build upon the City's goal of cultivating the hometown atmosphere in the City of Elizabethton. We are committed to providing professional and courteous service to our customers and the community.  We will maintain a high level of integrity. The Building Codes Department recognizes we are stronger together than apart and will share knowledge, integrity, responsibilities, and recognition.  We are experts in our field and continuously strive to improve our services and ourselves through continued education and training.

The City of Elizabethton is operating under the following codes as of October 2018:

International Building Codes 2015 Edition
International Residential Code 2015 Edition
International Existing Building Code 2015 Edition
International Plumbing Code 2015 Edition
National Electrical Code 2017 Edition
International Mechanical Code 2015 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code 2015 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code 2015 Edition
2015 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Joe White
Chief Building Official/
Electrical Inspector

Tony Gouge
Building, Plumbing, Gas, Mechanical Inspector