Read the Division of Planning and Development newsletter to stay posted on the most recent operational updates, development news, and more.  Follow the link below at to get the August 2020 edition.


Aug 5th, 2020

The Division is pleased to announce the launch of the newly revamped Comprehensive Planning website that aims to create a user-friendly browsing experience and emphasize the City's "ambitious vision of the future".  In addition to creating a more aesthetically pleasing website, the menu structure was refined to enhance the user experience in accessing information.  

The Comprehensive Planning team invites you to view the new website here and share your thoughts.

Jul 2nd, 2020

The Governor's Order allowing all public hearings before the Land Use Control Board, Board of Adjustment and Landmarks Commission to be conducted virtually by teleconference has been extended until August 29th.  The public may continue to view public hearings online on the Division's YouTube channel as well as view previously recorded meetings.

Jun 26th, 2020

The American Planning Association (APA) celebrated the success of the Memphis 3.0 Plan with the 2020 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan. The Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board in February 2019 adopted unanimously the plan, the City's first Comprehensive Plan since 1981. The APA noted the Memphis 3.0 Plan as a national model for "planning the developed city that focuses on flexibility and enabling the growth of urban assets."  Read More 

May 19th, 2020

The Division of Planning and Development can now perform some building inspections remotely during the Coronavirus emergency to keep the public and building inspectors safe.

Complete instructions, how it works, frequently asked questions, and how inspection results are delivered are available by visiting


May 19th, 2020

Though the office is currently closed to the public, there are three (3) easy ways customers can still keep working: (1) an online solution has been provided for submission of permit applications, payments, and plan submission. Click here for instructions.

May 19th, 2020