Zoning Ordinance


The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Franklin, Tennessee 

The Zoning Ordinance was adopted in October 2007, and became effective on July 1, 2008. The Zoning Ordinance contains not only lot setbacks and standards for lot size, but also requirements relating to parking standards, signage, site lighting, landscaping, and building materials.

Where to Find a Copy of the Ordinance
Links to the Zoning Ordinance and Map can be found on this page. Printed versions of the text, maps, and other attachments can also be found at the Planning Department for public review.

Please note that the Zoning Ordinance is an evolving document and is amended frequently by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. You are encouraged to contact the Planning Department for information on pending amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.

 Zoning Ordinance and Map

  • Franklin Zoning Ordinance 2-23-16
  • Zoning Map  (will open in new window)

    Zoning Ordinance Amendments approved since 2/23/16, but not yet codified:

    • Ordinance 2015-80, An ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Franklin to update the development standards and sub-district boundaries for the CAO-Columbia Avenue Overlay District by amending Chapter 3, subsection 3.4.7.
    • Ordinance 2016-005, An ordinance to amend various chapters of the City of Franklin Zoning Ordinance pertaining to the approval of development plans, site plans and vested properties.
    • Ordinance 2016-010, An ordinance to amend Chapter 5 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Franklin, subsection 5.8.5, pertaining to floodplain protection.
    • Ordinance 2016-39, An Ordinance to Adopt New FEMA Flood Maps and Amend FFO and FWO Overlay Districts

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