Building & Code Enforcement

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.

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

Building & Code Staff

Building & Code Enforcement Official
Walter Owen Jr.
Cell Phone: (901) 508-2876
Walter Owen, Code Enforcement Officer, oversees the department, its inspection programs, and permitting ordinances while bringing over 15 years of experience to the position.




Oakland City Planner
Chris Pate
Phone: (901) 465-3108

Bob Petty