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Form Based Zoning

General Information about Zoning

There are two types of zoning found in the City of Chattanooga.  One is the primary zoning that is found in the majority of the City Limits.  The other type, Form-Based Code, is a small area covering the downtown core, riverfront and select parts of the Southside and North Shore areas.  This page addresses the primary zoning found within the City Limits.  For more information pertaining to the Form-Based Code please go to our Form-Based Code Zoning page here.

How to determine your zoning

For step by step instructions to determine your zoining, click here.

Zoning Letter Request Process

You must submit a zoning letter request in writing and include in your letter the address of the property, tax map and parcel number of the property and a check for $75.00, made payable to the City of Chattanooga. If you have more than 1 address and more than one tax map and parcel number, the cost is $75.00 per address. Also, include any special instructions as well.

The turnaround time is 5-10 business days but we do everything in our power to get it out sooner.

We do not accept emailed or faxed requests!

Please send your letter and check to me at the address below:

Dottie McKinney
Zoning & Sign Division
Land Development Office
1250 Market Street, Suite 1000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5883
dmckinney@chattanooga.gov

The Zoning Ordinance

The City of Chattanooga Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 38, may be found here.

Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA)

If your project does not meet the zoning requirements you can request a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals.  You can access the meeting dates and deadlines for applications here.  All applications can be turned in at the Development Resource Center in the Land Development Office at 1250 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.  Submissions (applications, site plan and payment) are to be made to Dottie McKinney.  The cost is $100.00.  You can access the application here.

Rezoning Property

The Land Development Office is not involved with the rezoning of property. To rezone a property you will need to reach out to the Regional Planning Agency (RPA). For more information, please visit their website, click here.  To contact their Development Services directly, you can call 423.643.5902

Who are the Zoning Plan Reviewers and Inspectors?

Randy Ridge, Zoning Inspector, 423.643.5868, rridge@chattanooga.gov                           

Trevis Swilley, Zoning Inspector, 423.643. 5854, tswilley@chattanooga.gov

We will return calls as quickly as possible. For quicker responses, please be sure to email the reviewers.

Innovation District Grant Application

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To the best of my knowledge and belief, the information contained in this Chattanooga Application for Incentives is true and correct, as evidenced by my confirmation below. I further certify that the business entity is in good standing under the laws of jurisdiction(s) in which the entity organized or authorized to conduct business and that no delinquent taxes are owed to any taxing entity.Furthermore, I understand the incentive will reimburse a Qualified Small Business for all or part of its documented expenditures related to the acquisition, preparation or occupancy of office space and other facilities with the City, costs of moving to or relocating within or to the City, costs associated with initial or ongoing training of employees located at the Qualified Project Site, or other such costs or expenses.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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Minutes

Meeting Minutes will be posted as soon as they are approved by the FBC Committee.

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Agenda

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Short Term Vacation Rental Certificate Application

Economic & Community Development

101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone number: (423) 643-7300

 

1. Contact information

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Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf

Community Development
101 E. 11th Street
Suite 200 (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Land Development Office
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-5800

Neighborhood Services
101 E. 11th Street (map)
Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 643-7300

Outdoor Chattanooga
Coolidge Park
200 River Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins Street (map)
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6886

Regional Planning Agency
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street (map)
Suite 2000
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 643-5900

- See more at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/economic-community-development/neighborhood-services#sthash.2gHDxWz1.dpuf
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