Variance & Appeal Information
An owner/applicant or his authorized representative may appeal an adverse decision related to noncompliance with the Stormwater Management Manual (Regulations) to the Metropolitan Stormwater Management Committee (SWMC). An applicant may also request a variance from the stormwater regulations.
Unless otherwise stated, every decision of the Committee shall be final and valid for one (1) year from the date of the decision unless a grading permit or building permit is issued within that period, in which case, the variance expiration date will run concurrent with the permit expiration date.
If you are not satisfied with a decision made by the Stormwater Management Committee, you may appeal the decision by filing for a writ of certiorari with the Davidson County Chancery or Circuit Court. Your appeal must be filed within sixty (60) days of the date of the Committee's decision. You are advised to seek the independent advice of legal counsel to ensure that your appeal is filed in a timely manner and that all procedural requirements have been satisfied.
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Howard Office Building
Sonny West Conference Center
700 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
Inclement Weather Policy
Typically, during inclement weather (snow, for example), if Metro Schools are closed or opening late, the Stormwater Management Committee meeting shall be canceled. However, depending on road or other hazardous conditions, please contact Penny Gilbert at 615-880-2334 for further information on the meeting schedule.