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Permits & Zone Changes

Approximately 240,000 parcels of property exist within Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, and each is currently zoned for a wide array of uses permitted by the applicable zone district classification, as shown in our Zoning Land Use Table.

Your site is considered “zoned and ready” if its current zoning matches your intended use; the next step in that case is to apply for a building permit at the Department of Codes and Building Safety, which serves as the hub of the building permit process for all Metro departments associated with the review of the permit application.

If your intended use of the property requires rezoning, apply at the Planning Department located on the second floor of the Metro Office Building, 800 2nd Avenue South and we will guide you through the rezoning process.

The Planning Department serves as the hub of the rezoning process, and coordinates the application with all other applicable Metro Departments.