The City of Belle Meade has adopted its own Zoning Code that covers a multitude of issues concerning residential building and use of property. The City employs a certified building official who enforces the code and issues building permits to those residents whose building plans comply with the restrictions set forth in the Zoning Code. If a resident requests a special exception, variance, or conditional use from the Zoning Code, they must appeal to the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm. Deadline for plans and appeal fees will be 12:00 noon fifteen (15) calendar days before the meeting. If it is determined that an appeal is needed, the following three items are required at time of submission in order to be placed on the agenda:
Items regulated by the Belle Meade Zoning Code include but are not limited to:
Before beginning any building project, including interior renovations, please call the City’s Building and Zoning staff. They will assist the homeowner and/or the architect with any compliance issues regarding building or remodeling projects. See top of page for contact information.