For details concerning zoning and an interactive map of zoning areas View the GIS map page.

Consult the Title 14-Planning and Zoning Ordinance (PDF) for all zoning requirements.

View the zoning districts and descriptors page for printable documents that explain information about various districts.

Applicant Submissions

Application submissions are accepted by the Building Inspection Department on or before the Wednesday following the regular monthly Lebanon Planning Commission meeting.

The applicant should consult with the Planning Director to discuss the feasibility of the request and any additional requirements. The Building Inspection Department and Planning Director are located at City Hall, third floor or may be reached by phone, 615-444-3647. Please refer to the calendar for specific dates and times.

Zoning Letter Requests

To submit electronically with a credit card, please fill out this zoning request application.

To submit an application in person, please bring a $25.00 fee (Cash or Checks ONLY) to the City of Lebanon Planning Department.

For a Rezoning Request, please refer to this page.

Zoning Purpose

Zoning divides the City into districts for the purpose of regulating land use and development. Each district has specific requirements regarding uses allowed, building heights, minimum setbacks from property lines, lot coverage and minimum lot area.

Title 14

Title 14 Planning and Zoning, chapters 2 through 14, is known as the “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Lebanon, Tennessee”. The “Official Zoning Atlas of Lebanon, Tennessee” (atlas) and “Major Thoroughfare Plan” (plan) are also considered part of Title 14. (Ordinance 83-501)

As part of the City of Lebanon Municipal Code, Title 14 deals with the zoning regulations and districts in accordance with a comprehensive plan for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity, and general welfare of the community.

Regulations Purpose

They have been designed to:
  • Lessen congestion in the streets
  • Secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers
  • Provide adequate light and air
  • Prevent the overcrowding of land
  • Avoid undue concentration of population
  • Facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage , schools, parks, and other public requirements.
They have been made with reasonable consideration, among other things, as to the character of each district and its suitability for particular uses, and with a view of conserving the value of buildings and property and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the city.