Community Development


Starting Monday, June 1st , and continuing until further notice, Department of Community Development office hours will be expanded to be open to the public on Monday through Friday, still by appointment only. As such, issuance of in-person permits and the in-person payment of fees associated with this Department (including the Planning, Building Codes, Engineering, Codes Compliance and Sewage Disposal Management Departments) can only be done by appointment. Any business that can be conducted by phone, electronically, or by mail should be conducted in that manner rather than in person.

You may schedule an appointment by calling 615-790-5725, or by contacting the department via the internet at

Department employees will still be available by phone and e-mail. Department staff will continue to make site visits, conduct inspections, and carry on other duties associated with their jobs daily.

Office patrons may be asked to wait outside until a Staff member escorts you into the building. Members of the public are requested to wear courtesy masks when conducting business in the County facilities for their own safety and the safety of fellow citizens and our employees.

This process will be reevaluated weekly, with the goal (subject to change depending upon available data) of having the Department office fully open by Monday, June 1st.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Joint Williamson County and City of Franklin Planning and Sustainability Presentation-January 2020

Educational Impact Fee Schedule     
At their October 14, 2019 meeting, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners voted to revise the fee schedule for the Education Impact Fee.  These revisions were based on a study conducted by the consulting firm TischlerBise.  The revised fee schedule is based on the projected number of students anticipated over the coming five years, as well as updated construction and land costs.
Education impact fees are one time payments to fund the capital needs of Williamson County Schools, and reflects the proportional impact that new residential dwellings will have on the Williamson County School System.
The revised fees will go into effect of March 1, 2020.  The revised fee schedule is as follows:

Joe Horne, Director

The Community Development Division is responsible for ensuring that property development within the unincorporated county occurs in a manner that attempts to preserve the character of the essentially rural community, while accommodating record growth. 

This is accomplished with a strong, award-winning, performance-based Zoning Ordinance and through coordination with various federal, state and local stakeholders. Within Williamson County government, the following departments play key roles in achieving these goals: Through the interaction of these departments property values are maintained and quality of life is enhanced throughout the county.

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