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Franklin Fast-Tracks Building Permit Process

Posted at 7:31 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 20:41:11-04

As more and more people move to Middle Tennessee, the city of Franklin has sped up some building permits so that new projects can get off the ground quicker.

The city said for a long time, getting permits for construction or building projects took too much time, especially for smaller projects around town.

A lot of that delay, the city said, had to do with all the city permits that have to be issued.

Yet, city officials said that has changed, with new so-called “one-stop” days, where builders and people carrying out relatively smaller projects can get their permitting done all at once, at the Building and Neighborhood Services office at City Hall, drastically cutting down the time people have to wait for approvals.

“We've taken a process that previously was seven days, 10 days or even 20 days, and condensed it down to a matter of 20 minutes, or an hour, or a couple of hours,” said Tom Marsh with the city of Franklin.

The one-stop days for permitting are Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Franklin City Hall.