The City of Portland has converted to an electronic submittal portal for all applications reviewed by the Planning, Engineering, Public Works, Codes, and Utilities Staff. Please submit your projects through the IDT Plans System. If you are needing additional assistance with the process, please contact the Planning Department at 615-325-6776, ext. 227. When submitting your documents make sure that you include the application, plans or plat, and any additional required information to ensure the submittal is accepted.
If you are applying for a Land Disturbance Permit from the City of Portland and the entrance to the property is on state highway right-of-way, you must provide a copy of an entrance permit from TDOT. A copy of the TDOT permit must be uploaded to the IDT portal. City land disturbance and building permits WILL NOT be issued until TDOT has approved the entrance and a copy has been provided. More information about TDOT Highway Entrance permits can be found at the following link. Highway Entrance Permits (tn.gov)