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Memphis, Tennessee Building Codes

This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to

Building Codes References

Multi-family housing will be designed in accordance with the 2000 ICC code requirements for housing accessibility and the Fair Housing Code Equivalency Guide.
One and two family dwelling shall comply with the 1999 Standard Building Code.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2003Ted Illsley,
(901) 379-4223
Structural CodeIBC 2003Ted Illsley,
(901) 379-4223
Plumbing CodeIPC 2003Ted Illsley,
(901) 379-4223
Mechanical CodeIMC 2003Ted Illsley,
(901) 379-4223
Electrical CodeNEC 2002 & 2003 Joint Electrical CodeTed Illsley,
(901) 379-4223
Accessibility CodeICC/ANSI Handicap Accessibility Code in conjunction with Chapter 11 of 2003 IBC(919) 733-3901
Energy CodeCABO Model Energy CodeNo amendments
Elevator CodeANSI/ASME Elevator Code - A17.1Larry Watson, (901) 385-5162 or Charlie Hanes

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralTed Illsley
Manager, Plans Review
Phone: (901) 379-4223
Fax: (901) 385-5193
PlumbingGene Childress
Plumbing Chief
Phone: (901) 379-4340
MechanicalJerry Bullard
Mechanical Chief
Phone: (901) 379-4330
ElectricalBob Johnson
Electrical Chief
Phone: (901) 379-4320
AccessibilityTed Illsley
Manager, Plans Review
Phone: (901) 379-4223
Fax: (901) 385-5193
Historic PreservationNancy Jane Baker
Phone: (901) 576-7170
EnvironmentalMarjorie Terry
Pollution Control
Phone: (901) 544-7653
Fax: (901) 544-7521
Fire MarshalAlvin Benson
Plans Examiner
Phone: (901) 320-5406
CivilMr. Claudie Williams
Phone: (901) 576-6935
ZoningLarry Jenkins
Manager, Plans Review
Phone: (901) 379-4350
Fax: (901) 385-5193
PlanningChip Saliba
Chief Planner
City AttorneyCity Attorney
Phone: (901) 545-4919
Public WorksBob Evans
Phone: (901) 576-6704

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Tennessee municipalities: