Business Licenses & Permits


building, electrical and plumbing permits:

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:

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 Don Gill at (865) 425-3406. Visit the business license page here for more details.

Soliciting Permit:

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.

City of Oak Ridge Utility Business Office
200 S. Tulane Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0001