Building Division

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This office is responsible for reviewing plans, issuing permits, and performing the required inspections of all construction projects within the City of Cleveland. This includes:

Plumbing Inspections

Plumbing inspections are coordinated through this office for all plumbing systems throughout Bradley County that are connected to Cleveland Utilities, whether or not they are within the city limits.

Building Codes

The City of Cleveland currently operates under the following building codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • ICC A117.1-2017 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel and Gas Code, to include Appendix B
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code – Amended to exclude residential sprinkler systems for one and two family dwellings and townhomes, except for on townhomes of 5 or more units
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2018 Energy Conservation Code, modified to use 2009 R-value tables for IRC occupancies.  (Duct leakage test when ductwork is outside of the building envelope and blower door test are required for residential projects) - Please fill out the 2018 International Residential Energy Conservation Code Compliance Certificate (XLSX), and permanently affix to the electrical panel before final inspection
  • 2018 International Fire Code