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).