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Land Development Office



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Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street 
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (map)

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Main Fax: (423) 643-5848

Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including the lunch hour.  Inspection hours of operation are Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Permits are not accepted for processing after 3:30 p.m.  We accept checks, money orders, and credit cards (Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard Only).  We do not accept cash. Permits can be applied for through our web portal 24/7. 

General Information


  • Sign Permit Review and Inspections
  • STVR permits
  • Floodplain Management
  • Zoning Plans Review
  • Form Based Code
  • Historic Preservation
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Board of Sign Appeals
  • Land Disturbing Plans Review
  • Land Disturbing Inspections
  • Stormwater Reviews and Inspections
  • Landscaping Plans Review
  • Landscaping Inspections
  • Civil Penalty Payment
  • As-built Review and Inspections
  • Inspection and Maintenance Agreements
  • Riparian Stream Buffers
  • Building Permit Plans Review
  • Building Permit Inspections
  • Retaining Wall Permits and Inspections
  • Architectural Reviews
  • Structural Reviews
  • Plat Signatures
  • Subdivision Checklists for Plat Approval
  • New Public Infrastructure Inspections
  • Sanitary Sewer Testing
  • Utility Letters
  • Subdivision Bonds
  • Litter
  • Property Maintenance
  • Condemnations
  • Court Ordered Demolitions
  • Contractor Licensing info
  • Street Cut Licensing and Permitting
  • Trades Licensing
  • Building and Trades Permit payments
  • Plans pickup
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