Local governments, cities and counties, regulate the development and use of land. The State of Tennessee has authorized this regulation by the chief legislative body of the city or county, such as a Council, Commission, or Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and through a city or county commission and board known as a Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals. Cities and counties often have a codes department that monitors land development. These governmental bodies adopt plans, zoning ordinances, stormwater regulations, and building codes that may apply to land development. It is important for governmental bodies to enact and apply applicable laws and ordinances appropriately. It is equally important for applicants who seek to develop property to understand the process and to receive fair and impartial treatment by local governments. We serve as counsel to a local municipality regarding planning and zoning issues, and we provide advice to individuals and businesses regarding land use issues.
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