Building, electrical and plumbing permits are available from the City's Community Development Department Code Enforcement Division located in the Municipal Building. For information on these permits, please call (865) 425-3532 or visit the department's web page.
Business license's are handled through the City's Utility Business Office located in the Municipal Building. For information on how to obtain a city business license, please call Tammy Manis at (865) 425-3406. Visit the business license page here for more details.
Ordinance number 22-2012 makes it unlawful for any person to solicit, for profit or nonprofit, within the city without first obtaining a permit. There is a $40 non-refundable fee due with the application, which can be picked up from the Utility Business Office at the address below. A nationwide background check will be performed on the applicant through the Utility Business Office before permission to solicit can be given.