Planning Division

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Duties & Responsibilities

Welcome to the Wilson County Planning Division, part of the Wilson County Development Services Department!

The Wilson County Planning Division is responsible for:

  • Enforcing land development regulations found in the Wilson County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
  • Receiving and processing applications for items that are heard by the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment 
  • Replacing road signs
  • Issuing or denying certificates of zoning compliance

Zoning permits and plats are reviewed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be paid for using cash or check. Please click here for a Fee Schedule.

 About Zoning Regulations in Wilson County 

Zoning specifies how parcels throughout the County are zoned, which defines a parcel's use. The Wilson County  UDO lists each zoning district's uses. A zoning permit must be obtained before a building permit can be issued.

The zoning permit determines whether the use for which the property owner or applicant has applied for is permitted within the zoning district of the specific parcel.

If the parcel is located within Wilson County's jurisdiction, the zoning permit will be applied for through the County’s Inspection Department. If the parcel is located within the city limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of one of the municipalities in Wilson County, the zoning permit must be applied for through the affiliated town.