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Why is the top of my fire hydrant a different color?
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?
What instruments are accepted by the City of Brentwood as improvements security?
How do I reserve a shelter/pavilion in one of the parks?
What is winter averaging?
What is budget billing and how do I sign up?
What is my utility bill due date?
What is my utility bill balance?
How can I pay my utility bill?
How do I terminate Water / Sewer service?
Where are you located?
Why is my water off?
How do I establish Water / Sewer service?
How can I get an application to appear before the Brentwood Planning Commission?
Does Brentwood Fire & Rescue have a volunteer program?
Does Brentwood Fire & Rescue have an Explorer Program?
What is the composition of Brentwood Fire & Rescue?
Does Brentwood Fire & Rescue ever solicit donations by telephone?
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Q: Why is the top of my fire hydrant a different color?
A:
See this link: City Hydrant Colors
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: What instruments are accepted by the City of Brentwood as improvements security?
A:
Only Irrevocable Standby Letters of Credit or Cashier’s Checks are acceptable for use as security for the remaining required improvements within residential subdivisions or commercial projects. Performance Bonds cannot be accepted as security.

All security instruments must be issued b a financial institution (Bank) having a LACE Rating of either A or B. For more information on the LACE ratings system, navigate to www.LACEfinancial.com.
Q: How do I reserve a shelter/pavilion in one of the parks?
A:
First, check the shelter availability calendars on the website or call the city at 615-371-2208 and ask about availability. If the shelter/pavilion is available, you can complete the form on this website (by Clicking Here) and mail it to P.O. Box 788, Brentwood, TN 37024 (along with your deposit/fees) or hand deliver to 1750 General George Patton Drive. Forms also are available at the above office. You have three business days to complete the paperwork. After that, your reservation will deleted from our records.
Q: What is winter averaging?
A:
Some of the water that is used in the summer months for irrigation or pools does not go into the sewer system.  To avoid charging for this type of water usage, the sewer portion of your bill is based on an average of your most recent winter consumption.  For new customers that do not have a winters history, the sewer bill will be based on that months actual water consumption OR the route average, whichever is less.
Q: What is budget billing and how do I sign up?
A:
With budget billing, your bill amount is based on an average of your prior year’s bills.  The amount is calculated by taking your total billed amounts from November to October for the past year, dividing by 12, and adding 5%.   This amount will be your bill amount for the next 12 months.  At the end of the 12 months, you may have a settle up amount or a credit depending on if you use more or less water than the prior year.  To qualify for budget billing, you need a year’s history and a letter to the water/sewer dept. by the end of September requesting to be put on budget billing.
Q: What is my utility bill due date?
A:
Bills dated the 6th of the month are due on the 20th of the same month.
Bills dated the 21st of the month are due on the 7th of the following month.
Q: What is my utility bill balance?
A:
Account balances will be available on line at a later date. Until then, contact the billing department at (615) 661-7061, or refer to your most recent bill.
Q: How can I pay my utility bill?
A:
Payment methods include: Mail, drop box, in person, and by phone or website through officialpayments.com (processing fees will apply).  See the Water & Sewer billing page for details.
Q: How do I terminate Water / Sewer service?
A:
Submit a Change of Information form with your termination date and a forwarding address.
Q: Where are you located?
A:
5211 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
The building is located at the corner of Maryland Way and Westwood Place.
Click here for a map.

Q: Why is my water off?
A:
Water could be off for the following reasons:
  • Water main break
  • Non-Payment
  • An account was never established
Q: How do I establish Water / Sewer service?
A:
Fill out and submit a Contract and a $25.00 setup fee for residential accounts or a $50.00 setup fee for commercial accounts (cash or check).  Bring or mail the contract and setup fee to: Water & Sewer Dept., 5211 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027.
Q: How can I get an application to appear before the Brentwood Planning Commission?
A:
An application to appear before the Brentwood Planning Commission is available by clicking here. Copies are also available at the Brentwood Municipal Center, located at 5211 Maryland Way.
Q: Does Brentwood Fire & Rescue have a volunteer program?
A:
No, all of our personnel are full-time career.
Q: Does Brentwood Fire & Rescue have an Explorer Program?
A:
No, not at this time.    
Q: What is the composition of Brentwood Fire & Rescue?
A:
Currently we have 62 members in four stations. 57 members are divided into three shifts. Each shift works 24 hours and is off for 48 hours. The remaining five members are staff positions that work 8 hour days Monday-Friday.
Q: Does Brentwood Fire & Rescue ever solicit donations by telephone?
A:
No – Emergency services in Brentwood are funded totally through the city budget and we will never call citizens requesting donations. Some callers may tell you that your contribution will benefit your local department, but they do not.
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