Land Use Administrator
Mike Nixon is the Land Use Administrator. Mike is a Smith County native, residing in South Carthage, Tennessee with his wife, Michele. Mike served on the Smith County Planning Commission for 15 years before becoming Land Use Administrator.
The Smith County Planning Office serves as a central point of contact for development related matters such as: land subdividing, site reviews, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, building permits and electrical permits in the county that lie outside of the three city limits. The office enforces the Smith County zoning ordinance, sub-division regulations, mobile home park regulations, FEMA floodplain regulations and Title VI Compliance. The department provides advisory staff to the Smith County Board of Zoning Appeals, Smith County Planning Commission, Smith County Commission, the Joint Economic Community Development Board and the citizens of Smith County, Tennessee.
Advisory Boards Information
Planning Resources Links
Frequently Asked Questions
What water utility districts are in Smith County?
Cordell Hull Utility
3 Four Way Inn Ln, Carthage, TN 37030
Coverage Area: Pleasant Shade & Defeated Area
Highway 25 Utility
112 Dixon Springs Hwy, Carthage, TN 37030
Coverage Area: Dixon Springs Area
314 Spring Street, Carthage, TN 37030
Coverage Area: Carthage Area
Smith Utility District
136 M Street South, Carthage, TN 37030
Coverage Area: South Carthage & Rome Area
102 High Street, Alexandria, TN 37012
Coverage Area: Alexandria Area
251 JMZ Drive, Gordonsville, TN 38563
Coverage Area: Gordonsville & Hickman Area
How do I get approval for a driveway off of the highway?
Contact the SC TDOT Garage at 615-735-5760 for approval.
Who do I call about a septic permit?
Contact Mark Webster with TDEC @ 615-202-5681.
What if I see a missing street sign?
Please call in any street signs you see missing.
303 High Street N
Carthage, Tennessee 37030