State Inspector Information
Effective February 1st, 2022: Mountain Electric Cooperative will no longer process electric permit applications for the State of Tennessee. Permits may be purchased online at www.core.tn.gov . Video instructions are also on this website to guide you through the application process.
To schedule an inspection in Tennessee:
*Permits must be purchased/scheduled 24 hours prior to the desired inspection date.
Visit www.core.tn.gov to obtain a permit.
-Carter County: 423-470-8154 on Monday’s and Wednesday’s between 8:00-9:00 a.m.
-Johnson County: 423-470-8154 on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 8:00-9:00 a.m.
A final electrical inspection must be passed before electric service can be connected.
To schedule an inspection in North Carolina:
- Avery County: 828-733-8204
- Burke County: 828-438-5420
- McDowell County: 828-652-5757
Septic System Services are now Computerized in Tennessee
1. Online application services are available.to customers at
2. Septic records can be located independently by completing a
Staff contact office numbers are available on the Division of Water
Resources website at
Department of Environment & Conservation – Division of Water Resources
Johnson City Field Office – 423.854.5400
Environmental Scientist, Johnson & Carter Counties – 423.434.6943.