Construction Code Enforcement
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 Local Amendments
|| International Existing Building Code Local Amendments
|| International Residential Code Local Amendments
|| National Electrical Code Local Amendments
|| International Mechanical Code Local Amendments
|| International Gas Code Local Amendments
|| International Plumbing Code Local Amendments
|| International Energy Conservation Code Local Amendments
Responsibilities & Services
HistoryThe 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
Sections of the International Building Code and International Existing Building Code many assist in the rehabilitation of older structures. View a pamphlet that summarizes these sections.
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.
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.