2018 Tennessee Code
Title 7 - Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities
Local Government Functions
Chapter 51 - Miscellaneous Governmental and Proprietary Functions
Part 12 - Demolition of Historic Structures
§ 7-51-1201. Restrictions on demolition of residential structures -- Approval of demolition.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 7-51-1201 (2018)
  • No owner may demolish any residential structure that meets all of the following criteria, unless the county or municipal legislative body, as provided in this part, approves by majority vote such demolition:
  • (1) The residential structure was originally constructed before 1865;

  • (2) The residential structure is reparable at a reasonable cost; and

  • (3) The residential structure has an historical significance besides age itself, including, but not limited to, uniqueness of architecture, occurrence of historical events, notable former residents, design by a particular architect, or construction by a particular builder.

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