1) Where do I pick up a building permit?
Applications for a building permit are made at the Building Inspector’s office located in the Courthouse Annex, 233 E. Gay Street, Lebanon, TN. Building permits are issued on site. The location for the new construction must be staked off. The Building Inspector
will check setbacks from property lines and issue a building permit if setbacks are in compliance with the Wilson County Zoning Ordinance.
2) What is required to pull a building permit?
Building permits are required for the construction of any structure, including accessory structures.
*NO permit applications are accepted after 3:30PM each day.
*Property Owner or LIcensed Contractor must pply for permits.
3) Do I have to pay for a building permit up front?
Yes, fees for a building permit and/or an adequate facilities tax are collected in full at time of application. Fees vary according to
what is being constructed. Residential permits are based on $.70 per square foot (includes living area, attached garage, finished or unfinished bonus rooms, sunrooms, and finished or unfinished basements). Accessory structures (patios, screened porches, swimming pools, carports, detached garages, barns, or storage buildings) are charged $50.00 for structures of 1,000 square feet or less or $75.00
for structures of 1,001 square feet or more. Please contact the office for commercial, industrial, institutional and religious building
permit fee schedule and adequate facilities tax fee schedule.
4) How long are building permits good for?
A building permit shall become void twelve (12) months from the date of issuance by the Building Inspector or the date an appeal is granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals, unless substantial progress has been made within those twelve (12) months on the project.
5) What if I have a complaint about my neighbor’s property?
The Building Inspectors office will handle violation complaints. Those desiring to submit a complaint may do so by coming by the office and filling out a complaint form in its entirety OR you can fill out the online Complaint Form. NOTE - Complaints are not taken over the phone.