The City of Kingsport Building Department has adopted and enforces the following codes:
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Property Maintenance Code
2012 International Residential Code
2011 National Electric Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
Accessibility Code: Chapter 11 2012 IBC and 2009 A117.1
City of Kingsport Zoning Ordinance
All general contractors must have a City of Kingsport business license and proof of workman’s compensation insurance to purchase permits. All electrical, gas installation, and plumbing contractors must also post a $10,000 performance bond. The licenses and bonds are handled by the Finance Department, located at 225 West Center St, (423) 229-9418.
Effective July 1, 2012, we will be no longer be offering trade’s testing. All tradesmen wishing to obtain a business license must first show proof of a Tennessee State License, or that they have passed the Tennessee State contractor’s exam for the appropriate trade.
Testing is available at:
PSI Testing Centers
904 Sunset Drive Suite 7A
Johnson City, TN 37604 PSIonline.com
We do not accept the Tennessee State LLE or LLP.
Any project over $25,000 requires a Tennessee State Contractor’s License.