Zoning Code

Zoning Code - Title 14

Consult the Zoning Code for all zoning requirements

View the Zoning Districts and Descriptors page for printable documents that have information about various zoning districts.

The GIS department provides interactive GIS maps for public use.
Recently, the Future Land Use Map was updated in 2021. Please click here for a printable version of the FLU Map.

Applicant Submissions

All Application Submissions are accepted through the IdtPlans System. This electronic plan review system ensures that your application can be reviewed through all the applicable city departments.

For step by step instructions, please see the All Submittals for Planning page. Scroll down below the checklists and applications. If you experience any issues with the idtplans website while submitting  project, please contact idtplans directly by clicking on the support link, located on every page.

Please see the Information for Developers page for recent and new updates as well as planning commission schedules and developers project submittal schedules.

Zoning Letter Requests

To submit your zoning letter payment electronically with a credit card go to CitiSen Portal - Guest Pay where you will find the following information and select the Zoning Fee Payment option. The receipt for payment will be sent to the Planning Department by the next business day so the letter can be issued.

Zoning Letter Payment

Application 1.14 ZONING LETTER can be found on the IDTPlans system. Submitting online results in a quicker turnaround as well as having a stored electronic document that is easy to access anytime. No more paper copies to deal with anymore!

To submit an application in person, please send or bring a $25.00 fee (Cash or Checks ONLY) to the City of Planning Department on the third floor of City Hall located at 200 N Castle Heights Avenue. Please make sure your email address is legible on the application so a completed zoning letter can be sent.

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 - Zoning Code

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 - Zoning Code 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.