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The office is located at 318 N. Main Street, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072.
Office Hours 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday
Please call the office to determine the scope of work and what permits will be required at 615-851-3741.
Department of Codes and Building Safety - Permits
TN State Contractor’s license, Permit Bond, and proof of workers comp. and liability insurance.
Call 615-851-3741 for fee schedule.
Verify all zoning concerns have been addressed prior to issuance of a permit. Check with the Planning and Zoning Department for accurate zoning information at 615-851-2202.
As long as work is progressing, the permit is valid. If work stops for longer than six (6) months, the permit will have to be re-issued at a fee.
Yes, if you are in the city limits of Goodlettsville, a permit is required for both. The department has a "Pool Packet" that has information and requirements for obtaining the pool permit. Swimming Pool Permit Packet
A permit is not required from the Building Department, but you may call to inquire on set-back and height requirements at 615-851-3741.
Permits are required. Call the office for information and requirements 615-851-3741.
Yes, a Fire/Life Safety Permit and inspection are required. Once approved, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Also, inquire if a business license is required at Goodlettsville City Hall. 615-851-2209.
You may call the Property Maintenance Inspector to file a concern at 615-851-2213.
Yes, once the grass is over 12" high, it is in violation of the city ordinance and can be addressed by the Codes Department at 615-851-2213.
Refer to: https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP687.pdf
Refer to Ordinance 10-747
Refer to Ordinance 09-734.
No, if you live in the Sumner County portion, contact Sumner County Animal Control at 615-452-2400. Davidson County portion of Goodlettsville, contact Metro/Davidson County Animal Control at 615-862-7928.
2012 International Fire Code
Call the office for scheduling at 615-851-3741.
We currently maintain an open solicitation for part time firefighters. Minimum requirements are TN Firefighter 1 and EMT. The application can be found here.
The Goodlettsville Fire Department has an ISO Rating of 4/4X. Locations more than five (5) miles from the Goodlettsville Fire Hall (located at 105 Long Hollow Pike) carry the 4X rating.
Any advance notice is appreciated although we do lots of walk up tours. Large groups are best handled during business hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm weekdays) and require a reservation by calling 615-851-2245 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We schedule dozens of fire safety presentations throughout the year but we are unable to commit to private parties.
We do! Our Department Mechanic is certified to install car seats and works from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Friday. Call 615-851-2245 to make an appointment.
The large silver structure off the side of Vietnam Veteran's Parkway is the new training tower for the City of Goodlettsville Fire Department.
The Goodlettsville Fire Department provides and installs 10-year battery smoke alarms to residents within the corporate city limits of the City of Goodlettsville. There is no cost for this service and please call 615-851-2245 to schedule an install.
Fire pits or recreational fires at your residence can be done without a permit as long as the size of your fire bed does not exceed three (3) ft. x three (3) ft.
If your fire is larger than a three (3) ft. x three (3) ft. and you live within the corporate city limits of Goodlettsville you can obtain a permit at Goodlettsville City Hall for $5.00. City Hall is located at 105 S. Main Street, hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You may call City Hall with any burn permit questions at 615-851-2200.
If your location falls within the Metro Nashville boundaries, check with the Nashville Fire Marshall's Office at 615-862-5230.
Ambulance transport in Goodlettsville is handled by Metro Nashville Fire Department or Sumner County EMS. All billing questions should be directed to the aforementioned departments - Metro Nashville 844-889-7701 or Sumner County 615-451-0429.
We are open Monday - Friday and the first tour begins at 9:00 am and the last tour begins at 3:00 pm. Saturday tours are suspended for 2021. Tours are continuous throughout the hours listed. Group tours may be scheduled during other hours by appointment.
The site is located within Moss-Wright Park, so guests may walk throughout the park and explore the Visitor's Center, however, if visitors wish to go inside the fort or historic home, admission is required.
The City now offers online applications. See current openings and apply online. Applications are only accepted when jobs are open.
Sign up for the Human Resources Notify Me list to receive an email when new jobs are posted.
Shelter reservations can be made online 24 hours a day, or in person at the Customer Service Center (located inside City Hall, 105 S Main St) during business hours, Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Find Rental Information here.
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation uses rainoutline.com to notify of field closures. This app may be downloaded from itunes and googleplay. You can also sign up for text message alerts and/or emails from their site or go to goodlettsvilleparks.com for updates. Goodlettsville's Rainoutline is here.
You can report a maintenance concern here or you get in contact with our Parks Division. Jack Presley, Parks Superintendent, can be reached at email@example.com or 615.851.3756.
The best place to look for youth and adult athletic league information is on the Athletics page. Many of the larger leagues are managed by independent organizations that use the City’s fields. Links to their sites can all be found on the youth athletic page.
Ideas and suggestions on how Goodlettsville Parks and Rec can improve are always welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use our online form for ideas and suggestions.
Click here for details on operating hours for all parks and recreation facilities.
Check out the gym schedule here.
Find photos of our facilities here.
In short, the answer is yes, but we will need to talk with you to determine how your event is classified. If you are wanting to rent space to hold a family event, you can make an online reservation request. If you are wanting to host an event for the general public, give us a call so we can determine availability and if your event is allowable in a park 615.851.2200
Deposits are required for rentals of indoor facilities and for special events. Most of the time, refunds are generated within two weeks of your reservation date. If paid with a credit or debit card, the refund will be returned to the original form of payment. If payment was made with cash or check, a check will be mailed to you. If you don't receive a refund, please call us and let us know. 615.851.2200
You cannot bring a grill to any City of Goodlettsville parks. Charcoal grills are available at each shelter and at many of the picnic areas.
Yes, they do!
Each shelter has a different capacity. Click here to search individual shelters, the capacity is listed in the description.
Yes, there is access to water at each pavilion.
Most of the time you can have an inflatable at your pavilion rental, but you will have to complete a Special Park Use application and have the owner of the inflatable provide the City with proof of liability insurance.
Yes, tables and chairs are provided with your rental. You will need to be prepared to set up and break down before and after your rental and store them in their original location.
The administrative office for Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation is located in the Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville.
We have several ways you can be informed of Parks and Rec events and programs. Our email blast takes place through "Notify Me". You can sign up for that and receive updates to your email. Our facebook page is a another great way to keep up with what is going on. We post events and info on our timeline. Our webpages have calendars that are constantly updated with any new and existing programs.
We currently have six parks. The largest is Moss-Wright Park at 147 acres, the oldest is Peay Park where the community center is located, Pleasant Green Park is where the outdoor pool is located. We also have two neighborhood parks - Gateway Park at 425 Janette Ave and Brooks Park at the end of Mason Lane. North Creek Park is an undeveloped park on Jackson Road.
We are always looking for people that want to conduct classes. Please call or email Jennifer Spillers with your ideas. She may be reached at 615.851.2203.
We do have lost and found locations. If you lose an item in one of the parks, our Parks Division may have it. If you lose an item at the Community Center, you can check with the front desk to see if anyone has found it. If you lose an item around Mansker's Station, please check with the staff at the Visitor's Center. More info here.
To find out if Goodlettsville Parks and Rec is hiring, sign up for notifications from the HR Department. Or you can go here.
Most of the programs offered by Goodlettsville Parks and Rec are listed on our online registration site. You may register there 24 hours a day, or you may stop by the Community Center to talk to us during operating hours.
Withdrawals from a program must be done by talking with one of our staff members. Please call 615-851-2200 or stop by the Community Center. Refund policies can be found here.
Dogs are not permitted on the walking trails according to Municipal Code Section 2-104, Section E.
Pets are to be leashed at all times on leashes not greater than 5' in length.
Yes, there are restricted areas that pets are not allowed. This includes trails, spectator, practice and game areas, and playgrounds.
Fields are reserved through the Athletics and Events Coordinator. Please call 615-851-2255.
There are two marked trails in Moss-Wright Park. The blue trail is 2 miles. The red trail is 1.5 miles. Markers start at the trail head at the west end of the park. The trail at Pleasant Green Park is .5 mile.
Strollers are allowed on the trails. If walking with multiple strollers, please move over to allow others to pass. Bikes are not currently allowed on the trails.
We welcome sponsors! Please get in contact with the Superintendent of Recreation, Jennifer Spillers. 615-851-2203
If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to a project, please contact the Parks and Recreation Director, Sarah Jennings. 615-851-2218
There are many different opportunities for volunteers with Goodlettsville Parks and Rec. Fill out a Volunteer Application here.
If you, or your organization, has an idea for an improvement, put that concept in writing and send it to the Director of Parks and Recreation, Sarah Jennings. If additional information is required, you may be asked to attend a meeting to discuss the project.
The best place to start your Eagle Scout Project partnership is by talking to Sarah Jennings, Director of Parks and Rec. Send an email or call to set up a meeting to discuss your ideas and options. 615-851-2218
The pool is open from the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend to the first Sunday in August.
Monday - Saturday from 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
We provide convenient ways to purchase pool passes. You may buy online through our registration system, you may buy from the Community Center, or you may buy at the pool during operation hours.
Discounts are provided, but it depends on what type of group you have. Child care provider groups can find information here. If you have a group that is not part of child care, the best option for a discount is through the purchase of a Plunge Pass. Find rates for the Plunge Passes at the bottom of this page.
Yes, we offer private pool rentals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Find information related to rates and availability here.
Goodlettsville Parks and Rec offers swim lessons each summer. These are group lessons for kids ages 4-12. Find more information here.
You may bring food and drink to Pleasant Green Pool, however no glass containers or alcohol are not permitted.
We do! Our swim team is a recreational team designed to give kids more experience in the water while learning to cooperate and develop their strokes. Find more details here.
The office is located at 117B Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072.
Refer to the Table I - Land Use Matrix - Permanent Residential Activities - Goodlettsville Zoning Ordinance - Pages 1 and 2 Table 1, Page 1 See also Page 2
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To obtain an individual copy of a submitted plan, you must request the document directly from the submitting engineering firm or project developer. Planning Department personnel will provide contact information upon request at 615-851-2202.
Planning & Zoning Commission Information
You may go to the FEMA website to obtain this information.
www.fema.gov - to Navigation-to Flood Hazard Mapping
Updated Street List
In the large black bin that is clearly labeled in the lobby of City Hall during office hours Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
This Online House Watch Form can be completed and submitted. These forms are available at Police Headquarters inside City Hall if you choose to come in.
Call Commander Daniel Okert 615-851-2236.
Call Goodlettsville Police Department 615-851-2217.
Call Public Works at 615-851-2740 from 7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday. After 4:00pm call dispatch at 615-851-2217.
We no longer do fingerprints. Visit the Madison Precinct at 400 Myatt Drive, Madison, Tennessee 37115. 615-862-7421. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. They DO NOT take appointments.
We do not have a jail. Depending on the county of arrest call Sumner County 615-452-2616 and press 2 or Metro Davidson County 615-862-8123.
We have no knowledge of that. Call your local electric company. Same with cable and phones.
The Police Department keeps an online applicant pool. Apply online.
Citizens Police Academy Information
To obtain a copy of your crash report online go to: https://policereports.lexisnexis.com or purchasetncrash.gov. For customer assistance, please call the LexisNexis support line at 866-215-2771. We do not keep copies of these reports at the Police Department.
Private property or Minor Damage accident reports are available at the Police Department for a minimal fee Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. For additional assistance call 615-851-3745.
The Public Works offices are located at 215 Cartwright St., Goodlettsville.The Recycling and Drop-Off Center is located at 220 Connell St., Goodlettsville.
You will be able to set up your trash service at the Public Works office located at 215 Cartwright Street or Goodlettsville City Hall located at 105 S. Main Street. The non-refundable set up fee per container is $75. There is a limit of two containers per household.
The City of Goodlettsville does not currently offer commercial service. Any business within Goodlettsville's city limits must contact a private service to remove their solid waste.
The $75 fee per container is a non-refundable service charge to activate service at your residence. The receptacle is the property of the City of Goodlettsville and should remain at the residence it is assigned to. If a second container is required, there is an additional non-refundable set-up fee of $75.
$16/month for one container
$20/month for two containers
$75 new resident set-up fee (non-refundable)
$75 for second container set-up fee (non-refundable)
Curbside recycling costs are included in the above-listed fees
First check to make sure the rules and regulations were followed properly. Once you are sure proper procedure was adhered to, call Goodlettsville City Hall at (615) 851-2200.
Garbage is collected once a week. Recyclable materials are collected bi-weekly. Check with Goodlettsville City Hall for your specific pick-up day by calling (615) 851-2200 or checking this website.
To report damage to the garbage or recycling container, call Goodlettsville City Hall at (615) 851-2200. Place the cleaned, empty container at the street in order for our repair crew to have access.
If you performed the cutting yourself, the City will be able to chip the debris for you. It is not necessary to call for this service. If you hired the work to be performed, that person or company is responsible for its removal, not the City.
All debris generated within the City by a contractor (someone you've paid to do the work for you) is to be removed by the contractor. The City is unable to remove this debris.
Residential properties are provided with a recycling container which is picked up curbside only on a bi-weekly basis.
Acceptable items include:
The items acceptable for recycling do not need to be separated, they are to be co-mingled into the designated recycling container.
If shredded paper is being recycled, please make sure it is bagged in a paper bag in order to prevent waste from leaving the container and dumping onto the ground.
Curbside Recycling Guidelines Flyer
Call Goodlettsville City Hall at (615) 851-2200 to discuss pick up of your bulk item.
If the animal is in Davidson County, call (615) 862-8971. If the animal is on a State-maintained highway (Dickerson Road/Main Street, Springfield Highway/US 41, Louisville Highway/31W, or Long Hollow Pike), contact TDOT. Davidson County TDOT (615) 350-4400, Sumner County TDOT (615) 451-5824. TWRA does not pick up dead animals.
The City of Goodlettsville does not offer animal control services, but below are some helpful numbers to call who do.
Surrounding Animal Shelters and Animal Control Centers:
The stormwater drainage system collects, conveys, stores or otherwise affects stormwater or surface water. It can include a network of underground pipes, drainage ditches, culverts, and open channels designed for flood or drainage control which discharge to a receiving water body. The runoff contained within this system is not treated, so anything it picks up goes directly into the stream.
To maintain the stormwater drainage system all parcels within the corporate City limits are charged a stormwater user fee, excluding public streets. The fee is based on the classifications within the stormwater utility ordinance and billed to the resident's or business' existing utility bill.
The City of Goodlettsville's stormwater user fee is the result of an unfunded mandate from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on stormwater discharges. This fee is used to finance annual compliance with this mandate.
Federal and state regulations require the City of Goodlettsville to address the amount and pollution carried by the runoff that is deposited into the local creeks and streams. This runoff is untreated and water quality management programs the City has in place are responses to regulations from the US EPA and TDEC that are directly connected to the Clean Water Act. These regulations require the city to obtain a permit under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and to create a comprehensive program to seek out and eliminate, to the maximum extent practical, pollutants carried by stormwater runoff.
Money gathered through the stormwater utility fee goes towards better stormwater project management which includes drainage studies and drainage study project implementation, equipment purchase and maintenance, regulatory compliance, and more.
The fee is set by ordinance as adopted by the City's Board of Commissioners. The budget, expenditures, and revenues for the stormwater utility funds are examined on an annual basis in accordance with the budget process for the City.
Contact the Utility Billing Clerk (615) 859-2740.
Multi-tenant residential properties are billed the minimum charge, the same as the single family residential fee, if the apartment unit is individually metered. If the apartment complex is master metered, then the customer of record for the master meter is billed a stormwater user fee for the entire property.
Individuals or businesses which rent property receive billing for the stormwater user fee if the water and/or sewer meter is in the renter's name. Property owners are obligated to pay stormwater user fees. It will be up to the individual property owner and the renter to decide how to handle the assessed fee.
Oil, anti-freeze, paint, cleaning fluids
Wash water from a car wash or personal vehicle
Contaminated foundation drains
Wash waters from commercial/industrial activities
Sanitary sewer discharges
Washing machine discharges
Chlorinated or Salt backwash and draining associated with swimming pools
Discharges from emergency fire-fighting vehicles
Rising ground waters
Drinking water line flushing
Uncontaminated landscaping irrigation/irrigation water/lawn watering
Uncontaminated footing drains and pumps
Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands
Street wash waters resulting from normal street cleaning operations
Discharges within the constraints of (and allowed from) a NPDES permit from TDEC
Unlike wastewater, which is treated before it is released back into the environment, stormwater goes directly into a community’s streams and lakes. Because stormwater comes in large amounts at unpredictable times, treating it as wastewater would be very expensive. However, there are Best Management Practices (BMP) which can reduce the impact of stormwater.
When precipitation falls on undeveloped land, it is primarily absorbed into the ground or slowly runs off the land. However, development results in rooftops, paved and concreted areas to be created which prevent water from being absorbed and it runs off at a much faster rate. This causes quality and quantity issues in our local streams and water bodies.
The City is responsible for managing stormwater within its corporate city limits. The City operates and maintains drainage facilities located within the public rights-of-way. The City does not maintain facilities located on private property or that fall under the jurisdiction of other governmental agencies.
Other components of the program include (this is not a complete list of projects or items):
Property taxes are based only on the assessed market value of a property without taking into consideration the contribution of stormwater runoff from a property. Charges derived from property values are not fairly and equitably allocated to stormwater services. A stormwater user fee is charged based upon the contribution of stormwater runoff to the City’s stormwater management system. This is fairer and more equitable approach than charges based on overall property value.
No. The maintenance of a retention or detention pond remains the responsibility of the property owner.
Stormwater and sewer systems are not the same thing. Sewer systems carry waste that is treated before it re-enters the environment whereas stormwater runoff is not treated and drains directly into the local creeks and streams.
A watershed is a geographical area which drains to a specified point on a water course, usually a confluence of streams or rivers (also known as a drainage area or river basin).
Protecting watersheds can prevent water quality problems such as pesticides found in local wells, fish population decline, polluted streams, creeks and rivers, no swimming signs on creeks and rivers, etc.
Goodlettsville Visitor’s Center, Goodlettsville City Hall, area hotels, local restaurants, antique shops and boutiques.
Goodlettsville Visitor's Center
Inside Moss Wright Park at 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville, Tn 37072.
Yes, there's only one!
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
During the Farmer’s Market season, early May thru early October, the Visitor’s Center is open on Thursdays until 7:00pm.
Family friendly events including live outdoor music, festivals, organized runs, car shows and movies.
Your court date is at the bottom of your ticket. Goodlettsville traffic court is always on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.
Call the Court Clerk's Office at (615) 851-2214 as soon as you know of your scheduling problem. Explain your scheduling problem and the Clerk will review your situation and attempt to resolve any issues. If your court date is changed it will only be changed one time, so do not forget your new date.
First, call the Court Clerk's office at (615) 851-2214 and you will be advised as to what options are still available for the resolution of your ticket, depending on how many days it is past due. Tickets over 10 days past due will be sent to the Tennessee Department of Safety and your driver's license will be suspended. Once this occurs, you will have to pay a reinstatement fee, plus the original ticket fine, plus a default fee of $50 for each offense on the ticket.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provide a variety of ways to reinstate your driving privileges their website is here https://www.tn.gov/safety/
You can receive information about your driver's license status/reinstatement process in one of the following ways
In person at one of the specified drivers license reinstate center - https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/locations/dllocationcnty.html Prior to going to one of these stations you may want to contact the reinstatement call center or go online to determine what is required to reinstate your license
By Phone - 1-866-903-7357 You can speak with a customer service representative Monday Through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.
If you are attempting to pay your citation on-line and you receive a message that your violation cannot be paid on-line it means that you have passed the deadline to submit payment on-line and your driver's license information has been forwarded to the State of Tennessee for proposed suspension of your driver's license for non-compliance. These citations must be paid in person in order for us to give a release to present to the State of Tennessee showing that you complied. Our address is 105 S Main Street Goodlettsville TN 37072
Points and duration of time that they remain on your driver's license are not decided upon by the City of Goodlettsville. The State of Tennessee is the issuing agency for your driver's license and they determine that information. You can retrieve that information here https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/reinstatements/values.html
No . We do not accept any proof by email or fax it must be made in person at 105 S Main Street Goodlettsville TN 37072
If you had insurance when the citation was issued, the violation will be "dismissed at no cost" . The insurance must show that it was in effect on the date the ticket was issued. If you did not have insurance at the time you were stopped, you must pay the citation
No, we do not split the violations on a citation . If you have a violation that is dismissible but you want to appear in court in hopes of receiving traffic school bring the proof of compliance on your assigned court date and everything will be heard at the same time or
If you want to have 1 violation dismissed and pay the other in lieu of court this can be done in person at 105 S Main St Goodlettsville TN
No, the judge is the only one that assigns traffic school and this is done on your assigned court date on a case by case basis.
No. We do not accept personal checks. They can be paid by money order or cashier's check made payable to "City of Goodlettsville"
No, a court appearance is not required if the citation is paid prior to the court date . By paying the citation either by phone or on-line the citation is submitted as a guilty to the State of Tennessee and any option to attend a traffic school is no longer available. Once paid this cannot be retracted.
Yes, you must first appear before the court on the initial assigned court date or notify the court 7 days in advance of the court date of your desire to plead "not guilty" and the court will set a trial date for your case.
Yes, an appeal must be filed within 10 days of the conviction date. A 250.00 bond is required in order the appeal to be filed along with the appeal paperwork.
No, Traffic School cannot be used to mask a driving offense per TCA 55-10-301 http://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-55-motor-and-other-vehicles/tn-code-sect-55-10-301.html ; Code of Federal Regulations https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/384.226#. This means that State and Federal law mandate that, all traffic violations received by holders of a Commercial Drivers License, with the exception of a parking ticket, must be reported to the State of Tennessee Department of Safety, without exception.