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Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau Freedom of Information Act Request for Records

Scope:
Request can be made for information for facilities and properties within the jurisdictional limits of Knox County Tennessee regarding code related issues, environmental issues, zoning issues, building occupancy issues, and hazardous material or fire emergency response issues.

The following “Authorities Having Jurisdictions” operate in Knox County:

  1. Knox County Government (Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, Knox County Zoning Department, and Knox County Code Administration)
  2. City of Knoxville Fire Prevention Bureau
  3. Town of Farragut Fire Marshal
You can determine which jurisdiction has authority over the property that you seek information for by using the following procedure:

Go to http://www.kgis.org

  1. Click on the “ KGIS Maps ” hyper link
  2. Disclaimer click “ I Accept
  3. Click “ Search
  4. Click “ Search by address
  5. Enter address of the facility you want to check, click “ Search
  6. Page down to “ Jurisdiction
  7. If there is a jurisdiction named next to "City/Township" that is the jurisdiction that has authority. If there is no jurisdiction listed in this space then the "county" has jurisdiction.

Requests can be made on this site for the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau only. The other agencies listed can be contacted as listed below.

  1. Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau................Submit form on this site.
  2. Knox County Code Administration.....................(865) 215-2325
  3. Knox County Zoning Department......................(865) 215-3582
  4. Town of Farragut Fire Marshal...........................(865) 675-2384
  5. Rural Metro Fire Department.............................(865) 675-2384
  6. City of Knoxville Fire Prevention Bureau............(865) 215-2283

Request can be made to Knox County Code Administration for information and reports on the following topics:

  1. Facility Certificate of occupancy information.
  2. Rehabilitation or complaint information.

Request can be made to the Knox County Zoning Department for information and reports on the following topics:

  1. Zoning Issues

Request can be made to Rural Metro Fire Department for information and reports on the following topics:

  1. Hazardous material responses.
  2. Fire or other emergency responses.

Request can be made to the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau for information and reports on the following topics:

  1. Issues involving life safety or fire prevention code violations.
  2. Installation or removal of above ground and under ground liquid storage tanks.

Your request shall not be acted on and information shall not be provided until the required administrative fee of $10.00 has been received by the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau. Please make checks payable to Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau.

Click to submit request for freedom of information report from the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau

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Fire Prevention

City County Building
400 Main Street
Suite 585
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-4660
Fax: 865-215-4669

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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