City of Shelbyville, Tennessee
Planning & Community Development

201 North Spring Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee  37160
(931) 735-6435 /
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The Planning Division consists of one full time planner working to promote the orderly development of the City and to maintain a high quality, community-first environment consistent with applicable State laws and the goals, policies, objectives and program of the Comprehensive Plan and Shelbyville Municipal Code.  In addition to supporting the Boards below, Planning also evaluates applications for Home Based Businesses, Zoning Verification letters, and Accessory Building applications.

Planning Commission Support
The Planning Department provides comprehensive staff support to the Planning Commission, which includes staff reports, legal noticing,  preparation of meeting minutes, and scheduling of meetings.

Board of Zoning Appeals Support
The Planning Department evaluates all applications for variances, administrative reviews, and special exceptions that are submitted for  review by the
Board of Zoning Appeals.

Historic Zoning Commission Support
The Planning Department assists the
Historic Zoning Commission in the evaluation of applications for local landmark designation status, zoning map amendments, and Certificates of Appropriateness.

Development and Subdivision Review
The Planning and Community Development Department reviews all zoning and subdivision applications for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Municipal Code and community expectations.  The Department works closely with property owners, developers and consultants during the review phase to ensure timely, efficient and thorough review.
Regulatory Documents:  The Planning Division prepares and analyzes amendments to the City’s Municipal Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.  These documents outline the goals, objectives, policies and regulations for the development of the community: