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When the screen opens the following four tabs are shown on the left hand side:
- Map Layers - Search for Property - Property Details - Quick Zoom
The Search for Property allows you to search by the following information using the drop down box:
- Owner name - Property Address - Tax ID number
Once a specific parcel has been selected the system provides detailed information related to that parcel on the left hand side of the screen. The information located there includes:
- Zoning - Council representative - Mosquito spraying day (when applicable) - Chipper service day - Trash pick-up day
Additional property information can be found by clicking "Click here for additional property information," which links to the property assessors information. Wilson County GIS page
If you would prefer to print zoning by tax map, that can be found on the "Zoning" page, which is located within the Planning Department page.
For a zoning verification letter, call (615) 444-3647 and be prepared to give the Tax ID number, street address and owner name.
Once you know the zoning of the parcel, you can look in the Zoning Ordinance for a list of uses permitted by right and by Use on Appeal. The Zoning Ordinance also provides information relative to building setbacks, minimum lot size, maximum height, etc. A link to the Zoning Ordinance is available on the Planning Department's Zoning page of the website. GIS Mapping System
The goal of the City of Lebanon's Land Use Plan is to provide a general pattern for the location, distribution and character of the future land uses within Lebanon's city limits and within the Urban Growth Area. The Land Use Plan is not a zoning document. Property is zoned, or rezoned, by ordinance of the City Council.
A copy of the Land Use Plan map can be found on the Maps page of the Planning Department's pages on the website. The map is entitled "Future Land Use".
A copy of the entire Land Use Plan document can be found on the Publications page of the Planning Department's pages of the website.
The City of Lebanon has limited jurisdictional authority outside of our city limits but within our Urban Growth Boundary. The City of Lebanon Planning Commission reviews all subdivisions of property and rezoning applications within the Urban Growth Boundary. The UGB represents the limits of how large the City of Lebanon can grow; property within Lebanon's UGB may one day be within the City of Lebanon. A copy of the Growth Management Plan Map for Wilson County can be found on the Map page of the Planning Department's pages of the website.
The City of Lebanon cannot annex property outside our UGB without first amending the Lebanon UBG.
If the Planning Commission provides a negative recommendation to City Council, the application does not proceed to City Council unless the applicant submits a written request to be placed on the City Council agenda and continue forward with the negative recommendation.
Conditions cannot be attached to any annexation or rezoning request. For example, an ordinance rezoning a piece of property cannot eliminate certain uses permitted by right in order to make the rezoning request more acceptable or agreeable.
If the zoning district allows residential uses, the structure may be rebuilt as long as it complies with the bulk regulations of that district such as minimum building setback.
If the zoning district does not allow residential uses and the owner wants to rebuild for a residential use, the property will need to be rezoned to a district that allows a residential use.
Upon rezoning any new structure will have to comply with the setbacks of the residential zoning district approved by City Council.
If you are proposing to locate a business where the use is not supported by the Zoning Ordinance, you may want to consider rezoning the property to a district that accommodates that particular use. Consult the Land Use Plan to verify if the plan supports the proposed rezoning.
The Land Use Plan designates areas as residential, commercial, industrial, or a mix of those uses for all portions of the city and Urban Growth Boundary. You will need to verify what the Land Use Plan calls for in that location. It is possible that the location of your business could be designated for residential use currently or in the future and not suitable for rezoning to a commercial use.
Along with providing the city with an analysis of existing traffic conditions for 2006, the Major Thoroughfare Plan provides an assessment of expected traffic conditions for the year 2030 based upon anticipated growth within the city and the resulting increases in traffic projected in the future. This analysis provides the city with the necessary data to develop and prioritize road improvements to accommodate future increases in traffic.
A copy of the Major Thoroughfare Plan can be found on the Publications page of the Planning Department's pages of the website.
The City of Lebanon is operating under an agreed order with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The agreed order is referred to as our Sewer Capacity Management Plan. As part of this agreed order, the City is improving our wastewater system. In compliance with the Sewer Capacity Management Plan, no individual subdivision shall be approved for sewer connections of more than 15% of the current available capacity. Fore residential subdivisions this equates to approximately twenty residential lots for a single subdivision per month.
If public utilities are being dedicated as part of the Final Plat, Construction Documents shall be submitted to the Engineering Department.
Preliminary Plat and Final Plat applications and checklists can be found on the Applications, Bonds and Fees page of the Planning Department's pages of the website.
A SP district is a zoning district that promotes flexibility in the location, integration, and arrangement of land uses, buildings, structures, utilities, access, transit, parking and streets. While providing additional flexibility for the developer, the zoning district also provides greater certainty as to the resulting development.
Like other rezoning requests, a SP district is approximately a 90-day process. One of the main differences between a request for SP zoning and other zoning districts is that the SP district request includes a unique set of permitted uses, bulk regulations, etc. In essence, the applicant is creating a new zoning district.
If the City Council adopts the proposed SP district, the specific SP district replaces any zoning district regulations previously in effect for the property or land area. All uses, development activity, permits, site plans, subdivision plats, and certificates of occupancy shall conform to the standards that are established in the SP zoning district.
Planning Commission approval is required for all Preliminary Plats and Final Plats except for what are considered minor adjustments to a property line, combining of lots, dividing a single tract into no more than two lots or which involves adjusting building lines, easements or other similar changes that do not involve any street or public utility construction. Such minor plats may be reviewed and approved at the staff level.
For more detailed information call (615) 444-3647 and be prepared to give the Tax ID number or street address or owner name.
Businesses operated from homes require a City of Lebanon business license and must comply with the requirements for the zoning district in which the property is located. A home occupation is defined as an occupation having traditional acceptance as being one customarily carried on in the home, provided that: such occupation is incidental to the residential use; no article or service is sold or offered for sale on the premises except that produced by such occupation; and such occupation does not require internal or external alterations or construction features, equipment or machinery not customary in residential areas.
A complete packet can be found by clicking on Information and Procedures for all Business Owners in the City of Lebanon.
This packet contains information on: