Planning Division

Welcome to the City of Cookeville Planning Division. You can find resources here for long range planning, zoning, and subdivision development. Please use the menu to the right to find what you need.

Meetings Information

For upcoming meeting schedule and to view meeting agendas and minutes, please visit our Boards and Commission Page.


The primary goal of the Planning Division is to protect and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Cookeville, while creating an environment which stimulates economic growth and development. This is achieved through planning and land-use regulation. Land-use is regulated by a Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations.

Divisions Functions

  • Planning is used as a way to help guide the city’s growth. This includes long-range planning and strategic planning.
  • Zoning Codes are designed to group compatible land uses, minimize negative impacts of incompatible land uses, and maximize use of public infrastructure facilities.
  • Subdivision Regulations determine and create the character of a community. The location and size of lots, streets, and utilities become public responsibility.


The information, codes, documents, and maps provided on the Planning section of the City of Cookeville Website are provided for reference purposes only. Although considerable care has been taken to assure that this material accurately represents the correct information or latest versions, the City of Cookeville does not warrant that these are true and accurate copies. For verification, please contact the appropriate City department.