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No. Handrails are required for any platform that is 30 inches or higher and removal constitutes a violation of the code. Handrails are important to people’s safety and should not be removed.
Please see the deck handout for further questions.
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Whenever a person wishes to construct, alter, repair, enlarge, move, renovate, demolish, or permanently place any building, or structure.
For properties inside the city limits, you can contact the City of Clarksville building and codes department at (931) 645-7426.
Before you dig call Tennessee One Call at 1-800-351-1111
Contact the ICC (International Code Council) at 1-800-877-2224 to obtain any or all of the 2012 International Code Books.
Contact the Regional Planning Commission at (931) 645-7448
Required Inspections: Building and Codes: (931) 645-7426
Mechanical / Gas:
Landscape: (Commercial projects)
Sprinkler/Fire Marshall: (931) 645-7462 (Commercial projects)
Final Grade, Street Department: (931) 645-7464
Certificate of Occupancy:
Certificates of Occupancy will be issued, once all inspections have been completed and approved.
Change of Occupancy: (Commercial Projects)
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all existing buildings in which the occupancy changes. A life safety inspection is required from the Fire Marshall prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
**PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY. IT DOES NOT LIST EVERY NECESSARY INSPECTION. IT IS THE DUTY OF THE CONTRACTOR TO CONFIRM IF AN INSPECTION IS REQUIRED.
Permits are valid for the duration of the project, provided construction begins within six months of obtaining the permit. If a project is abandoned for more than six continuous months, the permit is no longer valid.