Building and Codes

The Building and Codes Department provides review of building permit requests and conducts inspections in accordance with the adopted International Building Codes (IBC) standards.

Permit Applications

To obtain a building permit, please submit an application through the Town's electronic plan review system, GeoCivix. See the list below for all applications available through the Building and Inspection Category in GeoCivix:

Note: A permit will not be issued until both the Town Planner and Building Codes Official have reviewed and signed off on the site plans / building plans.

A Building Permit is required to construct, alter, repair, enlarge, move, renovate, demolish, or permanently place any building, or structure.

Thompson's Station uses the 2015 IRC Building Code (Eff 01/01/2018)

Building Application Checklist

  • Completed Online Application through GeoCivix
  • Signed Property Owner Statement
  • Erosion Form
  • Energy Compliance Form
  • Copy of Contractor's License
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Receipt of Payment from Williamson County for: 
    • Privilege Tax
    • Educational Impact Fee
  • Building Plans (including Foundation Plans)
  • Site and Grading Plans (to scale)
  • Lumber Design Package
  • Manual J Load Calculations (HVAC)
  • Engineer's Plans / Letter (homes 5000+ sqft under roof)
  • Agriculture Exemption Affidavit

A Swimming Pool Permit is required for any residential or commercial pool, both above and in ground. The below documents need to be reviewed, completed and submitted with the application.

Pool Permit Submittal Checklist

Pool Inspection Standard Operating Procedure

Pool Construction Applicant Acknowledgement

A Blasting Permit is required for use of any explosive for the following purposes:

  • Demolition of a Structure
  • Removal of Rock or Earth

An Event Permit is required to host an event at a Town Park or rent the Community Center.

 Event Permits

A miscellaneous building request should be used for applicants wishing to request activities not listed in other available permits.

Signs

  • Master Sign Plan / Program
  • Billboard Sign Face Replacement
  • Temporary Sign Permit

Minor Property Improvements

  • Porch / Patio / Deck
  • Shed
  • Retaining Wall
  • Extended Driveways
  • Detached Garage

Fees

Please refer to the Municipal Code for a complete list of fees.  Exact fees will be determined upon submission.

For a detailed Fee Estimate contact Susan Fox at 615-794-4333 ext. 12.

*Non-profit groups waived from the fee.
Unpermitted construction/ activity may be subject to double fees
Returned Checks - $35.00
ItemFee
Development Concept Presentation$250.00
Residential Site Plan$5.00 per acre + $15.00 per lot
Non-Residential Site Plan$5.00 per acre + $50.00 per lot
Residential Preliminary Plat$10.00 per acre + $20.00 per lot
Non-Residential Preliminary Plat$10.00 per acre + .$100.00 per lot
Residential Final Plat$25.00 per acre + $50.00 per lot
Non-Residential Final Plat$25.00 per acre + $150.00 per lot
Residential Construction Drawing$ . 75 per linear foot of roadway
Non-Residential Construction Drawing $70.00 per acre
Residential Revision to Final Plat $100.00 per affected lot
Non-Residential Revision to Final Plat $150.00 per affected lot
Residential Single Lot Site Plan $25.00
Non-Residential Single Lot Site Plan$.30 per gross square footage
Commercial Site Plan Review (existing structures)$.10 per gross square footage
Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA) application*$100.00
Construction Board of Appeals application$100.00
Plat Recording Fees$25.00 per sheet (mylar copies only)
Re-zone$250.00
Third Party Plan ReviewPass through cost per Ordinance 04-00.1
Change of Use Review for Zoning Compliance $ .10 per gross square footage
*Non-profit groups waived from the fee
Unpermitted construction/ activity may be subject to double fees
Returned Checks - $35.00
Permit Fees
Residential and Commercial Building Permits$.45 square foot - $100.00 minimum
Re-inspection Fee$50.00
Residential Remodel$.10 square foot - $100.00 minimum
Commercial Remodel$.20 square foot - $100.00 minimum
Demolition$100.00
Driveway /Right-of-Way$50.00
In-Ground Swimming Pool$300.00
Above-Ground Swimming Pool (>2 foot depth)$50.00
Deck$50.00
Home Occupation$10.00
Sign$50.00 per sign
Master Sign Plan/Program$150.00
Temporary Sign Permit$10.00
Billboard Sign Face Replacement$200.00
Temporary Use/Event (staff level approval)*$10.00
Temporary Structures (tents, sales trailers, etc.)$50.00
Retaining Walls$100.00 + any pass through charges
Third Party Plan ReviewPass through cost per Ordinance 04-001
House/Building Moving$250.00
*Non-profit groups waived from the fee
Unpermitted construction/ activity may be subject to double fees
Returned Checks - $35.00
ItemFee
Illegal Temporary Signs (removal charge)$25.00
Cancelled Permit10% Review - $25.00 minimum
Replacement Permit (related to natural disaster)$100.00
Early Review of Letters of Credit/Bond$500.00
Annual Application for Sewer Haulers$50.00

Impact Fee per Development Unit

Land UseUnitRoadsParksTotal
Single-Family DetachedDwelling$4,154$564$4,718
Multi-FamilyDwelling$3,221$378$3,599
Mobile Home ParkPad$2,200$564$2,764
Senior Adult Housing, DetachedDwelling$1,874$564$2,438
Senior Adult Housing, AttachedDwelling$1,628$378$2,006
Golf CourseAcre $1,189$0$1,189
Hotel/MotelRoom$2,578$0$2,578
Retail/Commercial/Shopping Center1,000 sf$6,476$0$6,476
Restaurant, Standard1,000 sf$12,422$0$12,422
Restaurant, Drive-Through1,000 sf$27,638$0$27,638
Gas Station w/Convenience MktPump$10,723$0$10,723
Office/Institutional1,000 sf$4,900$0$4,900
Elementary /Secondary School 1,000 sf$1,517$0$1,517
Community College1,000 sf$3,426$0$3,426
Day Care Center1,000 sf$4,032$0$4,032
Hospital1,000 sf$3,787$0$3,787
Nursing Home1,000 sf$2,309$0$2,309
Place of Worship1,000 sf$2,450$0$2,450
Industrial1,000 sf$1,838$0$1,838
Warehouse1,000 sf$952$0$952
Mini-Warehouse1,000 sf$822$0$822


  
  
   
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
Wastewater Impact Fees - Ord 2023-007
Developer Builder
Parks

Wastewater Impact Fees $
**Effluent Disposal Fee (EDU) = 250/gpd
11,238.68 $ 6,508.00 per 250/gpd
5/17/2024
Total
 

 

Codes Inspection Requests

All inspection requests should be made through GeoCivix.  

After a building permit has been issued, simply log into the system and use the "My Dashboard" page to navigate to your permit or search with the magnifying glass icon in the upper right-hand corner then click the "Request Inspection" button.

Note: All electrical inspections are done through the State. Septic inspections are done through the County.

Codes Inspection

All inspection requests should be made through the Thompson's Station GeoCivix Plans & Permits webpage. Simply log into the system and use the 'My Dashboard' page to navigate to your permit or search with the magnifying glass icon in the upper right-hand corner then click the 'Request Inspection' button. Alternatively, inspections may be performed by the approved third party inspection agency at the builder's cost. Once the inspection has been performed by the third party, the builder will need to submit the inspection results through GeoCivix, the Town's electronic plan review system. To find more information, you can visit the Building and Codes page.

Please contact GeoCivix Support for help with issues concerning how to use idtPlans. If you encounter issues with the website, you can also get support by creating a support ticket using your GeoCivix account.

Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No construction is allowed on Sunday or Town observed holidays.

Thompson's Station Municipal Code 11-101.2

The up-to-date version of the Town's Municipal Code is hosted on the following Municipal Tennessee Advisory Service (MTAS) site: https://www.mtas.tennessee.edu/code/municipal-code-thompsons-station

To expedite the plan review process the permit applicant may submit plans to the approved third party. Once the plans have been approved by the third party, they will need to be submitted through GeoCivix, the Town's electronic plan review system.

Third Party Plan Review Process
Please visit the 3rd Party Plan Review and Inspections page for links to submit your plans.

The United States Post Office sets the regional zip codes for the area based on delivery routes. They do not reflect the municipal boundaries of local Towns and Cities. The Thompson's Station Zip Code (37179) extends into the boundaries of the City of Spring Hill so these properties will have a Thompson's Station, TN address but are actually in Spring Hill. There is similar property that lies within the northern boundary of Thompson's Station's that has a Franklin, TN address. Please refer to the map below for more information. Zip Code Map