Building and Development

Building Permits
Before beginning construction of a building, modifying a building, performing demolition, or erecting a sign or fence on property located in Berry Hill, you must apply for a building permit. The Administrative Services Department, (615) 292-5531, issues building permits and schedules building inspections. The City of Berry Hill has adopted the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 Residential Code.

Download a Building Permit Application.
Download the Building Permit Submittal Requirements.
Download a Schedule of Permit Fees.
Download a Sign Permit Application.

Plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits are issued by the Metro Nashville Codes Department, (615) 862-6548. Metro Codes inspectors perform plumbing, electrical and mechanical inspections.


Use And Occupancy Certificates
If you are changing the use of a building, such as from Residential to Office, from Retail to Restaurant, or from Carry-out Restaurant to Full Service Restaurant, you must apply for a Use and Occupancy Certificate for the new use. Issuance of a Use and Occupancy Certificate may require an inspection of the premises and upgrades to the premises, such as increased off-street parking or accessible facilities.

Download an Application for Use and Occupancy Certificate.


Community Development Code (Zoning Ordinance)
The City has adopted a Community Development Code, which incorporates both land use regulations and design guidelines for development of property in Berry Hill, as well as for modification of existing structures in the city. The code addresses issues from erecting a business sign to planning a mixed-use development.

Download the Community Development Code.
Download the Community Development Code (Reduced File Size).
Download the District Map/Poster.