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Land Development Office


Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 643-5800
Main Fax: (423) 643-5848

Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including the lunch hour.  Inspection hours of operation are Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Permits are not accepted for processing after 4 p.m.  We accept checks, money orders and credit cards (Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard Only).  We do not accept cash.

The Land Development Office seeks to ensure the public’s health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of adopted building, electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical codes and the Zoning Ordinance. This enforcement promotes the economic health of the City of Chattanooga by enhancing business development, retention, and neighborhoods. We select, develop and retain qualified staff.

Our personnel are committed to be responsive to the public and to review plans, issue permits and perform inspections in a timely manner. We want to provide you with all the expertise you’ll need to complete the permitting processes quickly and efficiently. We welcome property owners, architects, developers and contractors to meet with our staff and let us assist you with any questions you may have about Zoning and/or permitting processes.

We are constantly employing new technologies to improve customer service. Some future services may include on-line permit procurement and on-line access for building codes, zoning, plans review and other pertinent building and license related information.


General Info

Development Services

  • Plans Review – Residential and Commercial / Adopted Codes / Fees
  • Land Disturbing / Subdivisions / Infrastructure / Street Cuts
  • Building Permits / Inspections
  • Trades Permits / Inspections
  • Inspection District Map

Land Use Management

  • Commercial Signs / Billboards / Banners
  • Historic Preservation / Design Review
  • Zoning Enforcement / Parking Review
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Landscaping / Urban Forestry