***IMPORTANT INSPECTION INFORMATION***
THERE WILL BE NO ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS COMPLETED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 DUE TO MANDATORY TRAINING FOR ALL ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST ANY INSPECTIONS FOR THIS DAY. ANY INSPECTIONS REQUESTED FOR THIS DAY WILL BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013.
Flood Insurance Changes
In 2012, Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. This Act calls for many changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Some of these changes have already occurred, while others will be implemented in the coming months. We are providing you with the information we have been given to date. Please take the time to look over these documents to see how you may be affected.
***IMPORTANT PLAN SUBMITTAL REQUIRMENTS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 17, 2012***
As of MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012, the Building and Neighborhood Services Department will require all constructin plans submitted for non-residential projects be submitted through our new electronic plan review system. The plans should be submitted in .pdf format with all pages in order and labeled. The only exception to this will be if the project is already been submitted or permitted with paper copies. CLICK to be redirected to the online portal.
The City of Franklin encourages you to register to schedule your inspections online. It is a very simple process and only takes a few seconds to register. Once you complete your registration form, it notifies our department and once we complete your registration, you will receive your username and password. It gives you the ability to schedule up to 5 days in advance. Please call our office if you have any questions. To get started just click on the "schedule an inspection form" to the left of your screen.
The Department of Building and Neighborhood Services
supports the safety and quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Franklin through the enforcement of building codes, property maintenance codes, the Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinance. This department has multiple responsibilities such as:
Our employees are available in the office Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm to answer your questions and provide as much assistance as possible to help you comply with all aspects of the City's adopted codes and ordinances. Our inspection staff is also available by appointment to conduct some inspections during non-working hours to minimize the impact on business operations and neighborhoods.
What does "Building Codes" mean to me?
Today, most of the U.S. is governed by a network of modern building regulations ranging from fire and structural safety to health, security and energy conservation. Public safety is protected by building codes. We all rely on the safety of the structures that surround us in everyday living. We want to know that our homes, schools, hospitals, stores, offices and factories and places of entertainment or dining are structurally safe.
Building codes are adopted through local ordinances and set minimum safety standards and cover all aspects of building construction, fire, structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems. Building officials perform inspections to verify that code compliance is achieved. Building inspections serve only to verify conformity to minimum safety standards and do not guarantee the quality of construction.
What do property maintenance codes mean to me?
Property maintenance codes are intended to secure public safety, health and general welfare of the community. The City of Franklin has adopted and enforces the International Property Maintenance Code, which governs minimum conditions and responsibilities for maintenance of structures, equipment and exterior property. The Code provides standards for areas such as sanitation, structural stability, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems, as well as general fire safety.