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Apr 7th, 2021

Beginning January 4, 2021, the Signs and Zoning Enforcement section of the Division will move from the Construction Enforcement department on Mullins Station Road (Ron Bethea, Administrator) to the Land Use and Development Services department in Memphis City Hall (Josh Whitehead, Administrator).


Zoning Enforcement complaints can be made by contacting the downtown service center at 901-636-6619 or emailing

Dec 21st, 2020

The Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development is pleased to announce the launch of, Memphis and Shelby County’s new online home for land use and construction permits and payments, inspection requests, contractor licensing, and development project tracking.   Read the announcement at


Oct 21st, 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.  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