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Electrical, Residential and Marina

The Residential/Electrical Contract Inspection section is responsible for both the electrical inspection program and the residential building code enforcement program. The section issues permits and performs inspections to enforce the provisions of the Tennessee’s adopted electric code, residential building code and energy conservation code.

Inspections are performed by contracted inspectors located across the state. The section is staffed by eleven full-time employees: Director Michael Morelli, his assistant, five field supervisors and four data entry personnel.

The main office is located at:

State of Tennessee - Department of Commerce and Insurance
Division of Fire Prevention - Residential/Electrical Contract Inspections
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0577

Phone: (615) 741-7170
Fax: (615) 253-4895

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Electrical Program Supervisors
Region Supervisor Phone Number
East Tennessee Larry Craddock 865-805-7022
Middle Tennessee Dwyot Thornton 615-347-8173
West Tennessee Joel Crofton 731-513-3040
Statewide - Marinas Mark Boring 865-466-3980
Residential Program Supervisors
Region Supervisor Phone Number
Statewide                             Tim Planer                   615-532-8361 office
615-306-9416 mobile