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Building Permits


Please take notice that the City of Jackson Building Permits Office has changed operations. Our offices are no longer open to the public. We have made all services available through our online permitting system. We have set up a drop box system in the first floor lobby for in person permit activity. All services are currently operational but you may experience a delay in process times.

Responsibilities of the Building Permit Division

The Building Permits Division is responsible for accepting and reviewing permit applications and plans, issuing permits and certificates of occupancy, performing inspections, and abatement of unsafe nonresidential buildings.

This division also prepares and maintains records and correspondence, investigates citizen complaints and reviews citizen requests for new or brighter street lights.

Permit Requirements
The Building Permit Office issues construction permits, demolition and sign permits. A permit is required whenever an owner or the owner’s authorized agent (usually a contractor) propose to:

  • Construct
  • Enlarge
  • Repair
  • Move
  • Demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, including:
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Gas
    • Heating and air conditioning
    • Fire sprinkler and fire extinguishing systems
    • Signs
    • Elevators
    • Incinerators
    • Furnaces or boilers

A permit is also required for fences, tents satellite dishes or portable storage buildings.

The permit system protects the owner, the contractor, and the city. Permits help to protect property values and can be required in an insurance claim. Permits also help to insure that all buildings and structures constructed or altered in the city meets certain minimum standards, as established by city codes.

Adopted Building Codes

The ordinance adopting the building codes can be found online here.

2018 International Building Code (with amendments) and some appendixes including:

  • Appendixes  A, B, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, Q

2018 International Existing Building Code (with no amendments)

  • Appendixes  A, B, C

2017 National Electrical Code (with no amendments)

2018 International Residential Code (with amendments) and some appendixes including:

  • Appendixes A, B, C, D, E, G, H, I, J, M, N, O, P, & Q

2018 International Mechanical Code (with amendments)

  • Appendixes  A, B

2018 International Plumbing Code (with amendments)

  • Appendixes  A, B, C, D, E, F

2018 International Fuel Gas Code (with amendments)

  • Appendixes  A, B, C, D

2018 International Fire Code (with amendments) (separate ordinance adoption here)

  • Appendixes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J

2018 International Property Maintenance Code (with amendments) (separate ordinance adoption here)



Building Permit Contacts

Kandra Johnson Building Permit and Inspections Admin Clerk Email
Rodney Miller Mechanical Inpsector Email
Jalyssa Cline Building Permit and Inspections Admin Clerk Email
Marcus Conerly Electrical Inspector Email
Detrick Davis Electrical Inspector Email
Ernest Williams Building Permits and Inspections Senior Inspector Email
Diane Williams Building Permits and Inspections Admin Secretary Email
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