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Homeowners can apply online for flood-related building permits

Owners of flood-damaged one- and two-family residential properties located in Davidson County may apply for, receive and print their flood-repair permits online, without having to visit the Codes Department. Affected property owners can learn more and apply online.

A building permit and building inspections are required for flood damage repairs. Initially, this new online feature is available to homeowners affected by the flood whose properties are not in the floodplain, and those in the floodplain whose properties have been assessed by a Metro Water Services’ contractor and their homes were found to have damage worth less than 40 percent of their assessed value. As assessments by Metro Water Services continue, additional homes will be added to the online permit system.

An easy-to-understand flyer about who is eligible for a building permit is available for download.

The Codes Department has also enhanced its Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone system, which is available to all permit holders when requesting codes inspections. Inspection requests can be made from any touch-tone phone from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Instructions for accessing the IVR system are issued with each online permit.