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Do I need a permit to construct a fence on my property?
Does the City of Brentwood issue electrical permits and perform electrical inspections?
What is the official population of the City of Brentwood?
How can I contact the Planning and Codes Department?
Where are the Planning and Codes Department offices located?
How do I report a suspected code violation?
What are the permitted hours for building construction?
If I decide to hire a contractor, what should I know?
What is the overall development density established by the City of Brentwood?
What is the total breakdown of the zoning for the City?
How many residential subdivisions are located within the City of Brentwood?
Q: Do I need a permit to construct a fence on my property?
A:
No permit is required for the construction of a fence. However, there are regulations set by the Brentwood Municipal Code on fencing. Before erecting a fence on your property, please refer to Section 78-10 which addresses the specific requirements for a fence. The Planning & Codes Department staff can assist you with this.
Q: Does the City of Brentwood issue electrical permits and perform electrical inspections?
A:
No. All electrical and low voltage permits and inspections are completed through the State of Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office. The City of Brentwood furnishes office space for State of Tennessee representatives for the convenience of residents, builders, and contractors.

Electrical permits may be secured for any location in Williamson County (except the city limits of Franklin).

Bill Fox (615-577-6160) issues all electrical and low voltage permits; his office hours are 8 AM to 12 PM, Monday through Friday. Mr. Fox's office is located within the City of Brentwood Planning & Codes Department, located at 5211 Maryland Way. The fax number for Mr. Fox is 615-507-2746.

After obtaining a permit, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to contact the state electrical inspector so as to arrange a field inspection. Scott Mulligan (615-577-6161) is the state electrical inspector for the City of Brentwood. Mr. Mulligan can be reached for consult or to arrange an inspection during the following office hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.  Mr. Mulligan's office is also located within the City of Brentwood - Planning & Codes Department, located at 5211 Maryland Way.

Q: What is the official population of the City of Brentwood?
A:
The established population for the City is 37,060. This number is based upon the 2010 Federal census.
Q: How can I contact the Planning and Codes Department?
A:
City of Brentwood
Planning and Codes Dept.
5211 Maryland Way
P.O. Box 788
Brentwood, TN 37024-0788

Office: (615) 371-2204
Fax: (615) 371-2233

Codes Inspection Request Line:
(615) 661-7077 (available 24/7)

Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For a list of the staff and associated email addresses, click here.
Q: Where are the Planning and Codes Department offices located?
A:
The Planning and Codes Department is located in the city’s Municipal Center, located at 5211 Maryland Way.

For directions to our offices, click here.

Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4;30 p.m.
Q: How do I report a suspected code violation?
A:
Should you suspect that a code violation exists and wish to report it, please contact our office at
(615) 371-2204.
Q: What are the permitted hours for building construction?
A:
So as to minimize disturbance to the nearby residents and the neighborhood, building or repair activities are limited to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to dark, except Sunday when such activity may occur from 9:00 a.m. to dark.

After hour violations of this provision should be reported to the Police Department on the non-emergency number (615) 371-0160 for more immediate response. The complaint should also be reported during business hours to the Planning & Codes Department (615) 371-2204 so that building inspectors can address the problem with the contractor or builder.
Q: If I decide to hire a contractor, what should I know?
A:
As in choosing someone to repair your car or perform a medical procedure, you’ll want to be sure the contractor you may choose is reputable and in good standing.

Each year, our office receives phone calls from homeowners , seeking assistance after a contractor/party they’ve hired has refused to complete work or simply ‘disappears’ overnight. In many instances, the situation is worsened by a monetary component.

Depending upon state law, the contractor may be required to be licensed, insured and bonded. Contact the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors (1-800-544-7693) to confirm the contractor’s status, possible disciplinary actions and more information regarding licensure requirements .

You may also wish to contact the Tennessee Consumer Affairs (1-800-342-8385) and the Better Business Bureau.

Ask the contractor for multiple references (the more, the better), so you can verify business experiences with prior customers.
Q: What is the overall development density established by the City of Brentwood?
A:
The residential density of the City of Brentwood is one dwelling unit per acre. Note that there are a few developments created prior to incorporation into the City that may not meet that standard.
Q: What is the total breakdown of the zoning for the City?
A:
Approximately 90% of the City’s area is zoned Residential. Approximately 5% is zoned for Commercial uses. Commercial areas are generally located on the north and south fringes of the City. Finally, approximately 5% of the City’s area is zoned Service Institution, which is our zoning classification for Churches, Schools, and Government facilities, including buildings and parks.
Q: How many residential subdivisions are located within the City of Brentwood?
A:
There are a total of 180 residential subdivisions within the City of Brentwood.