Permit Applications

The below applications are available for your convenience, however, please note the Planning Department requires that applicants schedule a pre-application meeting to sit down with City of Franklin staff to discuss the project and all materials that will be needed before the application can be submitted.  No applications will be accepted without at least one pre-application meeting. Please contact the Planning Department at 414-425-4024 or E-Mail to schedule a pre-application meeting.

All applications are available only in Adobe Acrobat form (pdf).  Some applications are formfillable; others are not, but will all be in the very near future.  If you do not have Adobe on your system, you must download this product before you will be able to open up any of the applications.

Permit Application

Comments

Area Exception

For exceptions to certain requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance.  Requires a public hearing and review by the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning & Building Appeals.
 

Building Move

Process of moving a building/structure from one parcel to another.

Comprehensive Master Plan Amendment Process for changes to the City of Franklin 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan.
 

Concept Review

Allows for a general staff review and comments from the Common Council.  Only preliminary plans are required.

Certified Survey Map Process of creating no more than 4 parcels of land.
 
Final Plat
Condominium Plat
The second step to creating a subdivision of 4 or more parcels of land.
 

Home Occupation
UDO Section 15-3.0802(F) 
UDO Section 15-3.0802(G)

For property owners who would like to run low intensity businesses out of their home.

Land Combination

Process of combining two parcels of land to be used as though they were one parcel without regard to lot lines for development purposes.

Minor Site Plan Amendment For minor changes to a site or building.  Requires staff approval only.
 
Minor Variance:
Application
Minor Variance Findings/Factors
Questions for Applicant
Affidavit for Minor Variance
 
For appeals from the decision of the Zoning Administrator and the Building Inspector with regard to accessory buildings 150 square feet or less in area, decks and fences.
 
Miscellaneous Application

For miscellaneous processes.

Natural Resource Special Exception:
Application
Question & Answer Form

For exceptions to Unified Development Ordinance natural resources protection standards.  Requires a public hearing and review by the Environmental Commission, Plan Commission, and Common Council.
 

Planned Development District (PDD)

Planned Development Districts create a new zoning district which is approved similar to the rezoning process.

Plat Affidavit of Correction For correcting errors on plats.
 

Preliminary Plat

Process of creating more than 4 parcels of land.

Rezoning

A proposed change from one zoning district to another.

Right-of-Way Vacation

For requests to vacate public right-of-way. 

Sign Code Variance & Appeals:
Application

For exceptions to certain requirements of the Municipal Code Sign Ordinance. Requires a public hearing and review by the Board of Zoning & Building Appeals.

Sign Review

For approval of signage specifically for a subdivision, residential, PDD 7, and PDD 18. All other commercial signage is approved through the Inspection Department.

Site Plan/Site Plan Amendment

For developments that are permitted in their respective zoning district.  Requires review and approval by the Plan Commission only.

Special Use/Special Use Amendment

For developments that are permitted as a special use in their respective zoning district.  Requires a public hearing held by the Plan Commission and Common Council review and approval.

Temporary Use

Allows for the temporary use of commercial lands.

UDO Text Amendment Process for modifying text within the Unified Development Ordinance.
 

Variance & Appeals:
Application
Variance Findings/Factors
Variance Findings/Factors-Land Div.

For exceptions to certain requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance.  Requires a public hearing and review by the Board of Zoning & Building Appeals.
 

Zoning Compliance

For permitted uses/businesses which are moving into an existing building.