6 Chapter 11 of the 2009 International Residential Code
Plans submitted for residential occupancies covered by the 2009 International Building Code that are one (1) or two (2) story(s) in height having a gross area of less than five thousand (5,000) square feet must be significantly detailed and describe the site, foundation, framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and sprinkler systems,
Note: Plans are not required to be designed by registered design professionals unless the project's complexity warrants otherwise. Buildings larger than this require plans to be developed by a registered design professional.
All Educational occupancies, Daycare facilities and large assembly occupancies must have plans approved by the Tennessee State Fire Marshals Office prior to permitting.