Building and Planning Department

Ordinance No. 2609 passed by City Commission

The Gatlinburg City Commission approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2609, which adds merchandise and lighting regulations to the Gatlinburg Municipal Code, during its meeting on Tuesday, February 20. The approval on second reading came after the Ordinance was reviewed and discussed during a workshop meeting earlier in the evening.

City Commissioners have requested a 60-day grace period on the effective date of the Ordinance, which will make it effective on April 20, 2024.

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Questions for our Department?

Do you have questions about building permits, zoning regulations, or other related subjects? We can assist you!

Our City's Building and Planning Department is here to help you navigate these topics. Whether you're a homeowner, business owner, or just curious about how our City grows, we're here to provide clarity and guidance.

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The Gatlinburg Building and Planning Department administers and enforces the Building Codes, makes required inspections, and reviews building plans. The Department also provides coordination for the physical growth and development of the City, administers the Zoning Ordinances, and coordinates the activities of the Environmental Design Review Board (EDRB), Board of Zoning Appeals, and Planning Commission.

The Building and Planning Department is located upstairs at City Hall. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except for observed holidays. 

All building permits are processed through

Planning Documents & Information

Building and Planning Staff

  • Gary Carver, Building and Planning Director

  • Dalton York, Assistant City Planner

  • Jodi Bible, Executive Secretary

  • Josh McKinney, Building Official

  • Brandon Ogle, Building Inspector I

  • Larry Allen, Building Inspector I

  • Josh Allen, Stormwater Coordinator

  • Alicia Viviano, Administrative Support Clerk

Contact Us

The Building and Planning Department may be contacted at:
 (865) 436-7792

Fax: (865) 430-1359

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5
Gatlinburg, TN 37738