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Codes Department Zoning Division

The Zoning Division is one of three major divisions within the Department of Codes & Building Safety.

The Zoning Division is the first step in obtaining building permits and zoning information. The division is comprised of Zoning Examiners who review building projects and proposed signs for compliance with the Metropolitan Zoning Code. The Urban Forester office reviews landscaping plans for compliance with the Metropolitan Zoning Code, provides support to the Board of Zoning Appeals and issues Tree Removal Permits. The Zoning Division also provides support staff for the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Common information provided by the Zoning Division includes:

Zoning Letters

As of 2017, the Metro Codes Department is no longer preparing Zoning Letters. However, the information previously contained in zoning letters is available through online portals provided by Metro. Please visit Understanding the Zoning Code to learn how to access this information.

For zoning questions, please email or dial 311 to speak with a representative at Hub Nashville.

For information regarding recent re-zonings, visit the Metro Government Legislative Tracker.