Building a Home

The information on the following pages represents a summary of the procedure for building in the unincorporated areas of Williamson County.

For additional information, contact the Department of Building Codes by phone at (615) 790-5718.
For information about building within individual municipalities, contact the appropriate local government. Further information may be available at the respective city's web site: Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Nolensville, Spring HIll or Thompsons Station

Building and other necessary permits may be completed online using Williamson County's Electronic Plan Review System. Call the Building Codes Department at (615) 790-5718 for additional information.

Zoning Ordinance

The Williamson County Commission adopted a comprehensive land use ordinance which provides guidance for the permitting of buildings. Although you are not likely to need the entire document, it is available in printed format from the Planning Department.
Simple questions concerning zoning and allowable uses within a zone may be answered by reviewing the zoning map and other information on display at:

Community Development Department 
1320 W. Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-5725