Planning, Building, & Code Enforcement

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Department Information
Oakland’s Code Enforcement office currently oversees the development and construction of several commercial projects and more than 20 subdivisions. Building Permits, Fence Permits, Mechanical Permits, Yard Sale Permits, Plumbing Permits, Re-Inspect Permits Sign Permits, and applications to submit to Oakland’s Planning Commission are handled through this office. Visit our Building Permits link located to the left.

The following General Permit Information download provides general information to homeowners/contractors for permits issued for accessory structures (storage sheds, garages, gazebos, arbors, etc.), pools, fences, patio covers, and decks.
General Permit Information (.docx)

For Burn Permits, call 901-465-2327.

Building & Code Director
Walter Owens
Email: wowens@oaklandtn.gov

Contact Information
75 Clay St. Oakland, TN 38060, across from Oakland’s Town Hall
Office: (901) 465-3108
Fax: (901) 465-2991

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 4 PM (Closed 12 Noon – 1 PM for Lunch)
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

The Town of Oakland is committed to providing the best service to its citizens, businesses, and visitors.
Please use this website to help us better assist you with your specific needs.
If you need to speak with us, please call 901.465.8523