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Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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Applications and Checklists
PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICATION FORMS BELOW CAN NOW BE COMPLETED ONLINE AND PRINTED ON YOUR COMPUTER FOR SUBMISSION TO RUTHERFORD COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT.
Board of Zoning Appeals Applications
Special Exception Application
This application form is primarily for major home based businesses, seasonal and temporary uses, and accessory dwelling units.
This application form is for any request for a variance from the rules and regulations specified in the Rutherford County Zoning Ordinance.
This application form is used to appeal any order, requirement, decision or determination by any department or office responsible for administration of the Rutherford County Zoning Ordinance.
Sign Variance Application
This application form is for any request for a variance from the rules and regulations specified in the Rutherford County Zoning Ordinance pertaining to signage.
Planning Commission Applications and Checklists
This is an application to change the zoning designation of a parcel(s).
Development Application (Subdivision and Site Plan)
This new application form is used for all subdivision plats and subdivision plats submitted to Rutherford County for review. All applications for building permits, except one-and two- family dwellings and residential accessory structures are required to obtain site plan approval prior to making application for building permit. .
Site Plan Review Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a site plan. This checklist needs to be submitted along with any Site Plan Application.
Preliminary Plan Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a preliminary plan. This checklist needs to be submitted along with any Preliminary Plan Application.
Final Plat Checklist
This checklist provides information on the required elements of a final plat. This checklist needs to be submitted along with any Final Plat Application.
Bond/Plat Extension Request
This is an application to request Planning Commission approval for an extension of a bond or plat.
Subdivision Waiver (Variance) Request
This application form is for any request for a variance from the rules and regulations specified in the Rutherford County Subdivision Regulations.
Administrative Review Applications and Checklists
Engineering Fees Application
This application is for Construction Plan Review Fees, Land Disturbance/Grading for Subdivision Fees, Land Disturbance/Grading for Commercial Fees, Critical Lot Grading Plan Fees, As-Built Records/Lot Release Review Fees, Construction Inspection Fees.
Land Disturbance Application
Any construction activity involving clearing, grading or excavation over one (1) acre requires a Rutherford County Land Disturbance Permit. For more information and fee schedule click here. For new home construction, please fill out the additional Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Plan form.
Minor Home Based Business Application
This application is for home based businesses that meet the qualifications for a minor home based business. This type of business is allowed by right in residential areas. Please consult with a staff planner to determine if your business will qualify.
Letter of Attorney-in-Fact
This form should be submitted along with any rezoning, variance or conditional use application where the applicant is not the current landowner.
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
This application is for the establishment of a second residence on a parcel pursuant to certain conditions.
Fence Design Guidelines
This form explains the zoning standards that apply to the erection of fences. Please bring the completed application to our office to be notarized and filed.
Sign Permit Application
This application must be completed and approved prior to the installation of signs in the unincorporated limits of Rutherford County.
Rutherford County Bicycle Ride Information Sheet
Any person or group who desires to conduct a ride containing at least 30 people is requested to complete this form.