Construction Code Enforcement
Derrick Mink, Administrator
Bobby Decker, Building Official
The Department of Construction Code Enforcement is responsible for ensuring that building construction conforms to local zoning regulations and to the safety standards set forth below. The following safety standards have been adopted for use in the City of Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County, and also in the cities of Arlington, Germantown, and Lakeland:
|| International Building Code with Local Amendments
| Existing Bldg.
|| International Existing Building Code with Local Amendments
|| International Residential Code with Local Amendments
| Energy Conservation
|| International Energy Conservation Code with Local Amendments
||National Electric Code with Local Amendments|
|| International Plumbing Code with Local Amendments
|| International Mechanical Code with Local Amendments
|Fuel Gas|| 2015
|| International Fuel Gas Code with Local Amendments
Responsibilities & Services
Helpful InformationFrequently Asked Questions
Requirements for General Submittal Documents
Residential Building Permit Procedures
Demolition Permit Information
Residential Demolition Questionnaire
Administrative Site Plan Review (ASPR) Explanation
Contractor Registration Instructions
Fees for the Plans Review Dept.
Fees for Permits
Statement of Ownership for Residential Permits
Safety Inspection Request
The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Construction Code Enforcement was created in 1983 as a combination of the old Memphis and Shelby County Building Departments. The following is a list of Building Officials who have served these departments.
William Bussjaeger, County Building Official
Christ Sanidas, County Building Official
R.T. Hughes, City and County Building Official
Allen Medlock, City and County Building Official
Bobby Decker, City and County Building Official
Zoning letter requests may be made through the Office of Planning and Development. See Item 6.
Requests for zoning changes, such as rezonings, Special Use Permits, variances, etc., may be made through the Office of Planning and Development. See the "Applications Forms" section of this page.
Zoning complaints may be made through the Mayor's Action Center or by contacting Rose Hill, Signs, Zone and Special Events Manager at OCCE at 222-8374. Download this pamphlet to view common zoning violations in Memphis and Shelby County.
The Department of Construction Code Enforcement has two new web features available. Customers can now retrieve permit data and view Daily Permit Reports via this website.