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The following information is intended for informational purposes only, before making any decisions please call the Marshall County Zoning Office for the latest up to date information 931-359-8839


Citizen Requests Link:

Marshall County Building Inspector/Codes

Don Nelson, Building Codes Official/Zoning Administrator and ADA Coordinator
Phone: (931) 359-0567
3301 Courthouse Annex
Lewisburg, TN 37091

Required information on a permit application:
  • Name, address and phone number of owner
  • Name, address and phone number of contractor
  • Map and parcel number of building site
  • Contractor's license number for construction over $25,000
  • Estimated value of construction
  • Size of building in square feet and number of floors
  • Proposed use: Commercial, residential, industrial, etc.
  • Approval of Septic System must be provided
Application Instructions:
At the time of paying the permit fee, a person has only APPLIED for a building permit. A permit will be issued along with the completed application form after the building inspector reviews the application for conformity to building and zoning regulations. DO NOT start construction before receiving the building permit. Your application for a building permit and its attendant fee DOES NOT include permits and/or fees for the electrical installation. These permits must be applied for at your electric company.
Please check your completed application form and building permit when returned to you by the building inspector for the required building setback distances from the property lines. Building setback distances from property lines are regulated by zoning. The County is divided into several zones both residential and commercial, each with different requirements. Do not rely on friends, neighbors or a contractor for zoning and building regulation information. It may be incorrect. The building inspector may require you to have a licensed surveyor locate your property lines if your setback distances are in question.
Please remember that in most cases the edge of the pavement is NOT the front property line. Most roads and streets have an easement in excess of the pavement width, but the only sure way to locate it is a survey.
Also, remember the Marshall County zoning setback requirements may be more restrictive than subdivision restrictions.
The County building inspector can issue one and two family dwelling permits. Commercial and industrial occupancies require a site plan approved by the Planning Commission before a building permit can be issued.

Marshall County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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