code enforcement

211 West Jackson Street

Bolivar, TN  38008

Phone:  (731) 228-3131

Ricky Watkins

Code Enforcement Officer

Roofers at Work



The building and code enforcement division ensures that any building in the city limits is up to current local, state, and federal zoning and building codes.  Properties in the city are maintained by enforcing premises codes.  This includes enforcing the city's ordinances regarding grass, junk vehicles, abandoned houses, signage, and unsightly property to better protect the public welfare, health, and safety of our citizens.

Advertising Standards

Click on the link below to learn more about advertising standards in Bolivar.

Sign Installing
Signing a Contract

Building Permit

Fee Schedule

Click on the link below to access the current building permit fee schedule.

Building permit fee application

Click on the link below to download the building permit fee application.

Student Paper Writing

Historic District Standards

Click on the link below to learn more about historic district standards in Bolivar.

Subdivision Regulations

Click on the link below to learn more about subdivision regulations in Bolivar.

Clean Neighborhood
Finger on the Map

Zoning Ordinances

Click on the link below to review the City of Bolivar zoning ordinances.

The above zoning ordinances may not reflect the most current edition.  Please consult with city hall to determine if any amendments are effective.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.   Under Title VI of the Civil Rights of 1964, no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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