The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tennessee County Municipal Advisory Service

You are here

Residential Inspection Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-1182
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 10, 2017
Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF Version

The Get Alarmed, Tennessee program has been very successful in reducing residential fire fatalities, and a smoke alarm inspection/installation program should be part of every community's residential inspection program and focused fire prevention efforts. From 2011-2014, reported structure fires decreased by 20.6% and fire fatalities decreased by 25.7%. Here is the link to the Get Alarmed, Tennessee smoke alarm program:

Link to Public Chapter 529:

Link to Department of Commerce and Insurance Residential Building Codes Enforcement:

Link to residential permit FAQs:

Link to Department of Commerce and Insurance Codes Enforcement Section:

Link to residential fire rate map:

Fire Fatalities and Mortality Rate In Tennessee:

Link to the Tennessee Fire Mortality Study:

Link to Tennessee 2002-2010 Fire Mortality Study Map:

Link to Tennessee 2010-2015 Tennessee Fire Fatalities map: