Planning Department

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The Electronic Plan Review system is for all applications reviewed by the Lebanon Regional Planning Commission. Please submit your projects through the idtPlans System.  If you are needing additional assistance with the process, please contact the Planning Department at 615.444.3647.


The Residential Infill Overlay document outlays how to establish design standards for a variety of residential housing types to encourage a mix of housing to meet a variety of needs. Please click on the link to view the draft document of the Residential Infill Development.
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Planning Responsibilities

The Planning Department is responsible for long-range and current planning for the City of Lebanon and its Urban Growth Boundary. The Planning Department is part of the Public Services Department, as well as, the Engineering Department, the Building Inspection and Codes Department, the Geographic Information System Department, the Stormwater Department and the Codes Enforcement Department.

Growth Management Plan

The City of Lebanon's Growth Management Plan serves as a guide for future development within the City and the Urban Growth Boundary.

Planning Actions

In addition to carrying out the Growth Management Plan, other long-range planning activities include:

  • Updating the Zoning Ordinance (Title 14 of Lebanon's Code of Ordinances) and the Subdivision Regulations.
  • Conducting small area studies.
  •  Providing assistance to the elected officials and various commissions and boards as they make recommendations regarding the continued growth and development of the City.

Current planning consists of providing assistance to applicants as they consider the development of their property, relocating their business to the City of Lebanon, and serving several elected and appointed boards and commissions.

The Planning Staff provides support to the City Council, the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and other committees such as the Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee and Public Works/Transportation Committee.