CHEATHAM COUNTY BUILDING COMMISSIONS OFFICE
Inspections and Driveway Connections Info

COMPLYING WITH BUILDING CODES TODAY TO PROTECT TOMORROW'S FUTURE

Inspections

STRUCTURE MUST PASS THE FOLLOWING INSPECTIONS, WHICH MUST OCCUR IN THE FOLLOWING STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION:

  1. FOOTING
  2. FRAMING (NO INSULATION IN STRUCTURE)
    ROUGH-IN PLUMBING
    ROUGH-IN MECHANICAL
  3. INSULATION
  4. FINAL

NOTE: THE APPLICANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEING THAT THESE INSPECTIONS ARE DONE.

BEFORE THE FINAL INSPECTION IS MADE, YOU MUST HAVE A FINAL ON THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SEPTIC SYSTEM (ENVIRONMENTALIST), AND DRIVEWAY (CC HWY DEPT). IF YOU CALL FOR A FINAL WITHOUT THESE, IT WILL NOT BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS OFFICE TO NOTIFY YOU THAT THE INSPECTION WILL NOT BE MADE.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

CHEATHAM COUNTY BUILDING COMMISSION 792-7915
CHEATHAM COUNT ENVIRONMENTALIST 792-4857
CHEATHAM COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 792-4240
ASHLAND CITY HALL (ELECTRICAL PERMIT) 792-4211
CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC (C.E.M.C.) 792-5651
DICKSON ELECTRIC 446-9051
NASHVILLE ELECTRIC (N.E.S.) 736-6900
ASHLAND CITY WATER DEPARTMENT 792-4211
EAST MONTGOMERY UTILITY 307-3255
PLEASANT VIEW UTILITY 746-5315
RIVER ROAD UTILITY 792-4603
SECOND SOUTH CHEATHAM UTILITY 952-3094
HARPETH VALLEY UTILITY 352-7076

Driveway Connection Policy

THE CHEATHAM COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT SHALL SIZE THE PIPE. THE DEVELOPER OR OWNER SHALL INSTALL SAID PIPE AND COVER WITH AT LEAST 6 INCHES CRUSHED STONE. THE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT THEN INSPECTS THE INSTALLED PIPE AND GIVES APPROVAL BEFORE FINAL APPROVAL IS GIVEN BY THE CHEATHAM COUNTY BUILDING COMMISSIONER.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A DRIVEWAY CONNECTION PERMIT:

  1. CONTACT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT and give: Name, Daytime phone number, Lot number, Map & Parcel number, Address, Road Name, Subdivision, Directions to property, Type of structure.

  2. Place the ORANGE ROAD DEPT FLAG (obtained from the Hwy Dept or the Bldg Commissioner) in the middle of where the driveway will be located, or to the side of an existing driveway to be used.

  3. The highway Department will SIZE THE PIPE and notify you as to what size culvert is required, if any. No pipe below a 15 foot diameter will be approved. Galvanized metal or plastic pipe may be used. If plastic pipe is used it must meet state specifications and headwalls installed.

  4. A PERMIT WILL BE SENT TO THE BUILDING COMMISSIONERS OFFICE stating what size pipe is required, if any.

  5. Install the meter or plastic pipe if one is required and cover with at least 6 inches of crusher run stone. IF MORE THAN 10% GRADE, UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, DRIVEWAY MUST BE PAVED OR CONCRETED 50 FEET FROM THE EDGE OF THE COUNTY ROADS SURFACE.

  6. CONTACT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR YOUR FINAL INSPECTION BEFORE YOU GET THE BUILDING COMMISSIONERS FINAL INSPECTION.

  7. The Highway Department will inspect the installed pipe if one is required.

  8. FINAL APPROVAL on the driveway permit will be given by the Highway Department and sent to the Building Commissioners Office.

NOTE: IF THE TYPE OF STRUCTURE IS A SINGLE WIDE TRAILER, AND A PIPE IS REQUIRED, THEN IT MUST BE INSTALLED BEFORE THE PERMIT IS ISSUED.