Planning & Zoning

The Planning Department is dedicated to promoting and advancing quality growth and responsible development throughout unincorporated areas of Bedford County.
The department strives to provide sound and professional land use guidance as well as quality customer service as it interacts with policy makers, various boards and commissions, the development community, and the general public regarding land use and development issues.

Our primary responsibility is to implement the provisions of the:
Comprehensive Plan
Subdivision Regulations
Major Thoroughfare Plan
Flood Damage Prevention Provisions

The Planning Department is responsible for reviewing development proposals, providing guidance to the development community and general public, providing technical assistance to the County Commission, Planning Commission, Industrial Development Board and Board of Zoning Appeals, updating and enforcing the Flood Damage Prevention Provisions and preparing the long-range plans and other planning related documents, as needed.

New Construction
We review all building permit applications for compliance with the zoning resolution and issue zoning and development permits.

Post Construction
We answer and investigate complaints on potential zoning violations and seek positive outcomes and overall compliance.

  1 Public Square
  3rd Floor, Suite 300
  Shelbyville, TN  37160
  phone:  931-685-1336
  Chris White, Director
  Zoning Finder Web App
  100 Year Flood
  500 Year Flood
  Renewable Energy Zone
  Repetitive Flood Loss
  Airport Overlay
  Shelbyville Gateway
  Bell Buckle Gateway
  Duck River Overlay
  Renewable Energy
  Bedford Rural District
  Flat Creek Rural Village
  Wheel Rural Village
  Duck River Overlay
  Halls Mill Rural Village
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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Downloadable forms and information (FEMA and Zoning)14 documents

  • Checklist for Pulling a Permit
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  • Permit Application Form
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  • Permit Information Sheet
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FEMA Related forms and documents5 documents

  • FEMA Form 81-31 National Flood Insurance Evaluation Certificate
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  • FEMA Form 81-65 Flood Proofing Certificate
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  • FEMA Form 81-92 Application for Single Residential Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program
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  • FEMA Form 81-93 Standard Flood Hazard Determination
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  • FEMA Form MT-2 Instructions for Conditional Letters of Map Revision
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Zoning Resolution BZA Appeal forms, and general Zoning info6 documents

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  • Why do we plan?
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  • About the Board of Zoning Appeals
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  • What is the planning commission
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  • Board of Zoning Appeals Application Form
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  • Subdivision Regulations 09-13-2011
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