Welcome to the City of McMinnville Community Development Department.

The Community Development Department provides one-stop services for all planning, building and property maintenance activity within the City of McMinnville. 

Services provided include enforcement of building codes, issuing of building permits, zoning regulation, and enforcement of construction standards. 

The department is also responsible for current and long-range planning, geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, code compliance and administration of McMinnville’s Stormwater (MS4) and Floodplain Management programs.

Community Development review includes looking at both how land is used and how buildings are built. Planners compare how the land is used with the zoning code while building plan reviewers and engineers compare how buildings are built with the building codes. There are additional partners in the development review process who look at how roads, sewers, fire safety, water supply and stormwater are affected by your project. There are many different land use requirements and permit types.

The Community Development Department and our partners work together to review your project proposals for development in McMinnville. Check out Citizenserve to determine if you need a permit for your project. The better informed and prepared you are, the better we can serve you.

Below is a flowchart outlining the different phases in the Development Review Process. 

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Mission Statement

Assure that development and redevelopment within the community occur in such a manner as to enhance and complement McMinnville. Work with the community to assure that established standards are met for property maintenance. 

The Department will work with and be a resource for the community, city and county departments, and others for reliable, accurate, and objective information in preparing and implementing adopted programs, city plans, ordinances, standards and regulations, policies, data trends and related areas of professional expertise. We will ensure that projects built throughout the community are built to a high level of quality.

City of McMinnville
Community Development Department
101 East Main Street/P.O. Box 7088
McMinnville, TN 37111