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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

The Planning & Development (formally Community Development) staff works with citizens, builders and developers to encourage excellent development and maintenance of private property in Oak Ridge. The department is responsible for coordinating the City's planning and code enforcement functions, while focusing on smart growth, enhancing the tax base,  and quality of life issues. The staff oversees the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, sign regulations, planned unit developments (PUDs) and site plan reviews. Community Development also processes rezoning and permitting requests.

Our staff also provides support to the following boards and commissions: Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Oak Ridge Land Bank,  Board of Building and Housing Code Appeals and the Trade Licensing Board.

The Planning & Development Department also administers the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federal program whose objective is to improve communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, all principally for persons of low and moderate-income.  The City of Oak Ridge is an entitlement jurisdiction receiving an annual allocation of CDBG funds from HUD.

The City of Oak Ridge acknowledges the importance of citizen participation in the CDBG program. Citizens are informed through public notices, public hearings, staff-attended meetings, City Council meetings, City Council work sessions and Fair Housing Month. The City's website includes a CDBG icon, with access to the CAPER, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, the Annual Action Plan and the AI. Impediments to Fair Housing Plan. City staff attempt to stay informed about programs funded through other sources and makes every effort to inform other organizations of this information.

​HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

LOCATION:
Municipal Building

200 South Tulane Avenue

Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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CONTACT US:
Permitting or inspections

codes@oakridgetn.gov

(865) 425-3532

Planning or general information

plandev@oakridgetn.gov

(865) 425-3531

​PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

CARRIE BURRELL
Administrative Associate
(865) 425-3531
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JENNIFER WILLIAMS, AICP

Senior Planner

(865) 425-3581

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JACOB F. SMITH
Senior Planner        
(865) 425-3580
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CHRIS BEAVERS

Code Enforcement Inspector

(865) 425-3575

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EDDIE WIGGINS

Code Enforcement Inspector

(865) 425-3589

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WAYNE BLASIUS

Planning & Development Director

(865) 425-3585

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BUILDING SERVICES

MARY WATERS

Permit Tech

(865) 425-3532

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LISA CRUMPLEY

Building Official

(865) 425-3583

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ZACHARY STORY

Electrical & Building Inspector

(865) 425-3582

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STUART BROWN

Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector

(865) 425-3529

Email

SHERRI FOX

Building & Trades Inspector

(865) 425-3574

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