Building Department

We are pleased you are considering Madison County, TN as a place to build or locate. Our goal is to make Madison County a safe and productive community in which to live and work.

Madison County Building Department strives to achieve excellence in all facets of building inspection through providing timely, efficient and thorough building inspections. We are committed to providing quality service to all citizens through innovation, determination and excellence in customer service. We believe that through education and cooperation, we can and will build positive and working relationships within the building community, consumers and citizens alike.

Our primary mission is to safeguard the public, promote the health, safety and welfare of Madison County through the enforcement of International Building Code Standards. We also will strive to enforce all building codes in a fair and considerate manner.


The Madison County Building Department will be open effective May 1, 2020 by appointment only. Please use our online services or contact us at 731-423-6014 if you need assistance.


We are currently monitoring and following the COVID-19 guidelines set out by the CDC and our local health officials. As we continue trying to provide a healthy and safe environment, we are asking for your help. We would like to limit personal contact for the safety of our customers, citizens and staff by asking everyone to please contact our office by Email or phone before visiting. Permit applications are available online and may be submitted via Email. We believe this would be the safest way for us to serve you at this time. If you do not have the ability to complete and submit permit applications online, please contact our office so we can help you in this process. At this time, all inspections will continue as usual. However, we would also ask that we all limit personal contact with others during inspections. We greatly appreciate your willingness to help us provide a safe environment. Madison County Building Department is a part of the community and wants to ensure we serve our communities in the best way possible.