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Nashville Davidson County, Tennessee Building Codes

Updated : 04/22/2024

Overview

Davidson County, TN has adopted the 2012 International Codes, with amendments, including the 2012 IRC (for One and Two Family Dwellings) and IBC. Davidson County, TN Muni. Codes § 16.08.010 (adoptions), § 16.08.014 (IRC amendments) and § 16.08.012 (IBC amendments).

State regulations may not permit the adoption of a code less stringent than the codes adopted by the state. For the most accurate information please check with the local building department. See the Tennessee state overview. Link to Tennessee Building Codes.

Helpful resources for Nashville Davidson County, Tennessee include the following.

Residential Building Code

Tennessee adopted a statewide mandatory residential code that will control; however, local governments are free to make laws more strict (with some limitations).See PLRB, Tennessee Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Nashville Davidson County adopted the 2012 IRC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: undetermined

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Nashville Davidson County ? Undetermined

Commercial Building Code

Nashville Davidson County adopted the 2012 IBC, locally . Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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