City Permits

The Planning Department coordinates the City's review of various permit applications, including accessory structures, fences, signs, and tree removal. 

For swimming pools, detached garages, additions, etc., a Shelby County permit is required in addition to Lakeland’s permit requirements. Determine the adopted code that relates to your project. 

For Online Permit Applications:

Please visit the City Work's Portal and create an account

For Paper Permit Applications:

Please print one of the following forms and return to City Hall (10001 Highway 70, 38002) in person. Please note, for security purposes, paper applications will not be accepted via email or any other form of electronic delivery unless otherwise approved through the Planning Department. For questions about this policy, please contact the Planning Department at 

Accessory Structure & Uses Permit Application

Fence Permit Application

Pool Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Temporary Sign Permit Application

Tree Removal Permit Application

Demolition Permit Application

To view the Online Permit Map, click here

The Engineering Department coordinates the City's review of Land Disturbance and Retaining Wall permit applications. For these applications, click here.

See a list of regulated activities and associated fees (PDF).