SmartGov Permit/Planning System

New Permitting / Planning software has arrived at Thompson's Station!  

SmartGov Portal

NOTE: Any Permit that is applied for after 9/8/2020 is required to use the SmartGov Portal to submit. Existing permits can continue to use the existing system for requesting inspections, etc.

The web-based SmartGov system will enable staff and citizens to submit & track planning and building permits from start to completion. By creating an account in the Citizen Portal (, users will have access to a variety of tools for permitting with the Town including the following:

- Apply for permits
- Pay for Permits
- View Payments History
- View the Inspections attached to the permit
- Request an Inspection
- Search for Permits (simple and advanced)
- View Permit Information marked as public and private
- Upload files (Const. Docs, Applications, etc.)
- View notes attached to the permits
- Receive notification emails when events happen against a permit
- View permits attached to the account
- View your Inspection Schedule
- View Public Reports
- View Public Documents

This site will be available 24/7 online and can be accessed by any computer, phone or tablet.  NOTE: Subcontractors can be added to a permit as a "Contact" to track and request inspections but their user accounts must be created in the system before they can be added. 

Contact or 615-794-4333 ext. 12 for questions or assistance.  

Building Permit

To apply for a building permit in the Town of Thompson's Station, you must complete the Building Permit Application Package completely and include all additional required information.

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

The Building Permit Application (PDF) is used to obtained the following permits:

  • Blasting
  • Building
  • Demolition
  • Grading
  • Infrastructure
  • Right of Way

Complete or include the following:

  • Application
  • Erosion Form
  • Energy Compliance Form
  • Copy of Contractor's License
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Two (2) sets of building plans (24x36) - must include foundation plans
  • Site Plan (to scale)
  • Lumber Design Package
  • Manual J load calculations for HVAC
  • Homes over 5000 total square feet under roof require stamped Engineer's Plans or an Engineer's letter
  • Tollgate and Bridgemore applications require the submittal of a "Certificate of Appropriateness" issued by the Homeowners Association.
  • Additionally, please e-mail an electronic copy of the site plan and the building plans to:  Wendy Deats, Town Planner at

The building permit is not issued until the Town Planner has reviewed and signed off on the site plan and the Town Building Official has reviewed and signed off on the building plans.

Miscellaneous Permit

These permits are used for the following cases:

  • Porch/Patio/Deck
  • Shed
  • Retaining wall
  • etc..

Miscellaneous Permit Application

General Entitlement Application

Other Permit Requests: These applications are used for home occupations/residential businesses, and all planning related requests.

   General Entitlement Application (PDF)

  • Subdivisions
    • Development Concept Presentation
    • Single Lot Site Plan
    • Site Plan
    • Preliminary Plat
    • Final Plat
    • Revision to Final Plat
    • Construction Drawing
  • Signs
    • Master Sign Plan / Program
    • Billboard Sign Face Replacement 
    • Sign Permit / Review
  • Other
    • Annexation
    • Rezone
    • Temporary Use/ Event Permit
    • Special Exception
    • Change of Use
    • Residential Business
    • Home Occupation
    • Variance Request


Town Planner:  Micah Wood - Email (615) 794-4333 ext. 3

Permit Tech.: Jennifer Jones - Email (615) 794-4333 ext. 12

Codes Official: Richard King - Email (615) 794-4333 ext. 2

Codes Inspector 1: Jerome Mathews - Email (615) 794-4333 ext. 13

To Request Inspections:  Any permits created after 9/8/2020 are required to use the SmartGov Permitting Portal to request inspections.

For permits prior to Sep. 8th 2020: Visit the Codes Inspection page and fill out the linked form to request an inspection.  

The current week's inspection schedule is also posted on the Codes Inspection page.

NOTE: Electrical inspections are done through the State.  Septic inspections are done through the County

Construction Hours - 

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday excluding federal holidays