The Jefferson County Zoning Office provides information on zoning regulations. This includes subdivision regulations, zoning resolutions and maps for permitted uses under designated zones, and updates on all county maps.
Zoning Compliance Officers:
Tim Seals (Director)
Stephanie Rustin (Assistant)
What is my property zoned?
To discover what zoning district your property is located in you will have to call our office at 865-397-4414 or stop by the office.
What are the zoning and compliance fees?
New Zoning and Compliance Fees
|Re-zoning requests (including non-refundable sign cost)||$100.00|
|BZA matters (including, but not limited to administrative reviews, hearings, variance requests, etc.)||$50.00|
|Site Plan Review and other RPC matters||$100.00|
|Plat Approval for all subdivisions||$125.00|
These fees were effective as of October 15, 2007.
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 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.
These depend on the property size, contact our office for more information.
Is my property located in a flood zone?
To determine this, come into our office to view available FEMA maps. 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 approves it for a septic system. All lots must also have 50 ft. of county road frontage to access the property.