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Building & Codes Division

The Building & Codes Division consists of:

Director of Community Services, Kenny Custer 

Fire Marshal/Building Inspector, Mike Flynn, Jr.

Permits Clerk/Administration, Melissa Mahoney 

Chief Building Official, Michael Howell 

Codes Enforcement Supervisor, Sarah Stageberg

Codes Enforcement Officer, Cameron McAllister

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Operating Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Building Inspection, Permitting and Codes Enforcement Offices will be closed for lunch from 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. and will reopen at 12:30p.m.

East Ridge Building & Codes Department
1517 Tombras Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 867-7711 (City Hall)

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Our Mission

As the Building Inspection and Code Enforcement team for the City of East Ridge, our mission is to implement those codes necessary to provide a safe and healthy neighborhood environment for our residents while maintaining the high property values that have made East Ridge a desirable area for residential and commercial development.

Building Inspection

The City of East Ridge requires building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, street cut, storm water, sign, house moving, and demolition permits. Each permit requires on going inspections of the work until completion of the job. At this time a final inspection is performed. Each area mentioned above has a standard code in which the Chief Building Official must uphold. The Chief Building Official is available to help answer any questions and/or concerns to the business owners and residents regarding building of residential and commercial property.

Code Enforcement

Our staff receives reports and complaints from neighborhoods on a daily basis. Each report/complaint is investigated, evaluated, and then prioritized. This system helps ensure that critical issues are handled immediately and other, less severe complaints are handled in a timely manner.

All employees of the City of East Ridge have been instructed that if they see any serious code violations to report it to the code enforcement staff. This effort has been initiated in order to prevent long-term code violations that may become dangerous life-safety issues for the residents as well as the surrounding neighbors.

After a report/complaint is filed with our office, an initial drive-by site inspection is performed. During a site inspection, the officer may take pictures of the code violation and document any existing problems. If the property is found to be in violation of city code, a citation is issued to the owner and/or tenant of the property.

Upon receipt of this notice, we advise the owner or tenant to contact our department to speak with the officer who issued the citation. This will give the owner or tenant a chance to discuss this matter and set a compliance date for cleanup. If the property owner or tenant fails to correct the violation before the compliance date, they will be summoned to appear before the Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of East Ridge on the date listed in the citation.