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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Planning:

P: (615) 898-7730
F: (615) 898-7823

Engineering:

P: (615) 898-7732
F: (615) 898-7823

Applications and Checklists


PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THE APPLICATION FORMS BELOW CAN NOW BE COMPLETED ONLINE AND PRINTED ON YOUR COMPUTER FOR SUBMISSION TO RUTHERFORD COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

Board of Zoning Appeals Applications
Special Exception Application
This application form is primarily for major home based businesses, seasonal and temporary uses, and accessory dwelling units.

Variance Application
This application form is for any request for a variance from the rules and regulations specified in the Rutherford County Zoning Ordinance.

Administrative Appeals
This application form is used to appeal any order, requirement, decision or determination by any department or office responsible for administration of the Rutherford County Zoning Ordinance.

Sign Variance Application
This application form is for any request for a variance from the rules and regulations specified in the Rutherford County Zoning Ordinance pertaining to signage.

Planning Commission Applications and Checklists
Rezoning Application
This is an application to change the zoning designation of a parcel(s).

Site Plan Application
All applications for building permits, except one-and two- family dwellings and residential accessory structures are required to obtain site plan approval prior to making application for building permit. .

Site Plan Review Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a site plan. This checklist needs to be submitted along with any Site Plan Application.

Subdivision Plat Application
This new application form is used for all subdivision plats submitted to Rutherford County for review.

Preliminary Plat Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a preliminary plat. This checklist needs to be submitted along with any Preliminary Plat Application.

Final Plat Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a final plat. This checklist needs to be submitted along with any Final Plat Application.

Bond/Plat Extension Request
This is an application to request Planning Commission approval for an extension of a bond or plat.

Subdivision Waiver (Variance) Request
This application form is for any request for a variance from the rules and regulations specified in the Rutherford County Subdivision Regulations.

Administrative Review Applications and Checklists
Minor Home Based Business Application
This application is for home based businesses that meet the qualifications for a minor home based business. This type of business is allowed by right in residential areas. Please consult with a staff planner to determine if your business will qualify.

Minor Final Plat Application
A minor final plat is required for any subdivision of land that creates 3 lots or less, which contain less than 5 acres, and requires no extension of infrastructure. A minor final plat may also be required for lots off a private easement and for minor changes to property lines. A minor final plat that contains three (3) lots will require approval from the Planning Commission.

Minor Final Plat Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a minor final plat. This checklist needs to be submitted along with most Minor Final Plat Applications.

Agriculture or Accessory Structure
This form lists the zoning regulations that apply to accessory structures in Rutherford County.

Letter of Attorney-in-Fact
This form should be submitted along with any rezoning, variance or conditional use application where the applicant is not the current landowner.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
This application is for the establishment of a second residence on a parcel pursuant to certain conditions.

Fence Design Guidelines
This form explains the zoning standards that apply to the erection of fences.

Sign Permit Application
This application must be completed and approved prior to the installation of signs in the unincorporated limits of Rutherford County.

Rutherford County Bicycle Ride Information Sheet
Any person or group who desires to conduct a ride containing at least 30 people is requested to complete this form.


For help finding the appropriate application form, please contact the Rutherford County Planning Staff at 898-7730.

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