Planning Department
Engineering Department
Board of Zoning Appeals
Application Forms
Fee Schedule

1 South Public Square
Room 200
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Monday to Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

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

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



The Rutherford County Planning and Engineering Department will be closing at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. We will be opening back up at 8:00 AM, Thursday June 17, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Rutherford County Planning and Engineering
Department Changes in Process

The Planning and Engineering Department of Rutherford County, Tennessee, is aiming to move towards normal operation, cautiously modifying services and programs to best serve residents, while continuing to protect the health and safety of customers and employees. To help accomplish this, the following procedures will take effect on May 22, 2020:

  • Zoning Compliance Forms for new construction/additions will no longer be completed while customers wait. Applications will be processed once all the required information is received. This information includes:

    Land disturbance permit (if required).

    • A completed application form available here or in our office

    • Concept plan showing the location of the proposed improvement;

    • A copy of the septic system layout for the property (not required if on a STEP or public sewer system);

  • The applicant will be contacted for payment after the review is complete. A completed form will be sent to the applicant and to the Building Codes Department. The applicant will be responsible for contacting the Building Codes Department (615.898.7734) to obtain the building permit;

  • Subdivision Plat, Site Plan, Land Disturbance, Rezoning, and Board of Zoning Appeal applications will continue to be taken electronically. Applicants will be contacted for payment. Payment must be received for the review process to begin;

  • Signature requests for final plat mylars will no longer be done while customers wait. The mylar will need to be dropped off with all required documentation (e.g. performance surety, development tax, etc.). Once all this information is received and verified, the plat will be signed, and the customer notified that it is ready for pickup;

  • Staff will be making use of virtual technology (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.) for pre-application and pre-construction meetings. Please call our office at 615.898.7730 to schedule a meeting. In-person meetings will be limited, with social distancing guidelines being followed.

We thank you in advance for your patience during this time. Please contact our office at 615.898.7730 with any questions.

Please note the following change for Public Hearings:

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and all involved, the public hearings to be heard at the following meetings will include a virtual option for those who prefer to not attend in person. Comments will still be accepted in person at the meeting:

  • Rutherford County Planning Commission Meeting: April 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

  • Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals: April 14, 2021 at 4:30 PM

  • Rutherford County Board of Commissioners: April 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM (public hearings start at 6:30 PM)

If you would like to comment on any of these public hearings, please contact either Doug Demosi, Planning Director, (for Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners meetings) or Danielle Glouner, Assistant Planning Director, (for Board of Zoning Appeals meeting) by 12:00 PM on the day of the meeting and include your name, phone number, and e-mail address (if you have one). A representative from our Information Technology Department will contact you with information on how to access the meeting. Please use the application numbers found in the agenda to identify the case you are interested in speaking on.
Please call our office at 615-898-7730 with any questions.

Zoning Compliance Form
For new single-family structures (not within a subdivision), accessory structures, pools, etc., please complete the Zoning Compliance Form, which can also be accessed on our Forms page. Make sure you include all of the required information requested in the form and e-mail to [email protected]


Planning Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals

Planning Documents/Ordinances

Zoning Ordinance - Amended March 11, 2021
Subdivision Regulation - Amended August 12, 2019
Long Range Transportation Plan
Urban Growth Boundaries
Rutherford County's Comprehensive Plan
Rutherford County's Comprehensive Plan Suburban Belt - Adopted Centers and Character Areas Map