The Jefferson County Zoning Office provides information on zoning regulations and building permits.
Jefferson County Zoning Office
Zoning Compliance Officers:
Tim Seals (Director)
Stephanie Rustin (Assistant)
8 - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
P.O. Box 710
Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone# (865) 397-4414
Fax# (865) 397-7612
Our office is located in downtown Dandridge on the first floor of the courthouse (202 W. Main St.).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my property zoned?
To discover what zoning district your property is located in you will have to call or stop by the office.
There used to be a single-wide mobile home on my property; can I replace it now with another single-wide?
You can replace a nonconforming mobile home with another one as long as you do it within six (6) months. You will need to receive health department approval, along with a building permit for the structure.
What are the setbacks on my property?
If your property is zoned A-1: your setbacks are 30 ft. off the front property line and 10 ft. off the side and rear lot lines. Unless accessory buildings are attached to the house they must remain beside or behind the house while also remaining 5 ft. off the side and rear lot lines.
If your property is zoned R-1: your setbacks are 30 ft. of the front property line and 12 ft. off the side and rear lot lines. Unless accessory buildings are attached to the house they must remain beside or behind the house while also remaining 7 ft. off the side and rear lot lines.
Is my property located in a flood zone?
To determine this, you will have to come into the office to view the FEMA maps that we have available. We are not allowed to provide this information over the phone.
Can I put another house on my property?
You are not allowed to have more than one dwelling unit on any one piece of property. In order to place a second home on your property you will have to hire a licensed surveyor to cut a tract off for that home. In A-1 district, the minimum lot size is currently 40,000 square feet (.92) acre if the Health Department for approves it for a septic system. All lots must also have 50 ft. of county road frontage to access the property.
New Zoning and Compliance Fees
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