Permits and Permitting Process

Where to Apply:

Applications for permits can be made between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday in the City of Oak Ridge Community Development and Codes Office located at 200 S. Tulane Ave Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

For commercial occupancies, a plans review fee will be charged at the time of application. Building permit fees will be charged at the time of permit issuance. For more information click here.

Here are some resources you may find helpful when you are planning on grading and building in Oak Ridge. 



City of Oak Ridge Permit Process

Residential Land Disturbance Permit Application

Commercial Grading Permit Application

Stormwater Management Ordinance 2016

MS4 Stormwater Design Manual

Stormwater Submittal Checklist



Private Stormwater Management Facilities Maintenance Agreement



TDEC Erosion Protection and Sediment Control Full Handbook, 2012 4th Edition

Tennessee Erosion Protection and Sediment Control Handbook Appendices

Tennessee Permanent Stormwater Management and Design Guidance Manual, 1st Edition


General questions can be directed to Tessa Powell at (865) 425-3532.