Building and Planning Department

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

  • Jeff Ownby, 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

  • Makalya Sides, 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