Dangerous Buildings

Dangerous Buildings are defined as dangerous and unfit for human habitation, based on the standards set forth in the Gallatin Municipal Code, Chapter 5, Article IX.  The owner and/or occupants must vacate the building(s) immediately and the structure(s) must be secured and remain vacant until all repairs are made or the structure(s) are demolished. 

Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 102-117 specifies that failure to comply with this order is considered a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail or up to a $500 fine or both.

If your property has been Investigated and determined to be a Dangerous Building and you have received a notice, Please Contact the codes Department to either apply for a Permit or meet with the Building Official and/or Investigator to determine a plan to being the building into safe compliance.  

Please Note: Dangerous Building Investigations, Transfer of Ownership. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling unit or structure which a notice of violation has been served, to sell, transfer mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of such dwelling unit or structure to another until the provisions of the notice of violation or compliance order have been complied. 

To Apply for a Permit, please visit our Permit's page for Demolition and Remodel Requirements.  


If you have a Dangerous Building you would like to have investigated, please do so by calling 615-451-5968.  

If you have Code Enforcement or Property Maintenance questions or complaints, please call the Code Enforcement Division at the Gallatin Police Department at 615-527-7201.