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How do I get a Grading Permit?
What is the difference between City Projects and Development Projects?
What department do I submit Development or City Project plans to?
Where do I pay my Fees?
How are bids advertised?
Is there a list of people/companies who are notified about new bids?
How long does it take to select a low bidder?
How can I find out who the low bidder was on a project?
Who should I contact to provide engineering or other related services for the city?
How do I get a Stormwater Permit?
Do the On-Street Cameras record or take pictures?
Who do I contact about a Blasting Complaint?
Who do I contact about Street Light questions?
Who do I contact about Street Signs?
Who do I contact about Traffic Signals?

Q: How do I get a Grading Permit?
A:
Click here [PDF] for the grading permit steps.
Q: What is the difference between City Projects and Development Projects?
A:
City Projects, also called Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), are projects that are funded and/or managed by the city or other governmental agency.

Development Projects are projects that are funded and/or managed by a private entity.
Q: What department do I submit Development or City Project plans to?
A:
City Projects are submitted to the Engineering Department with a transmittal letter. To find out what size and how many sets to submit please contact the project manager.

All Development project plans are submitted to the Building & Neighborhood Services Department.

Q: Where do I pay my Fees?
A:
The only fees paid in the Engineering Department are Stormwater and Grading Permit fees.
Q: How are bids advertised?
A:
in the Williamson A.M. Section of The Tennessean.
Q: Is there a list of people/companies who are notified about new bids?
A:
No.
Q: How long does it take to select a low bidder?
A:
Typically, the bids are checked and tabulated within a week after the bid was publicly opened.
Q: How can I find out who the low bidder was on a project?
A:
Look on the Engineering webpage under Construction Bid Notices/RFQ/RFP or contact the Engineering Department. 
Q: Who should I contact to provide engineering or other related services for the city?
A:
Contact Eric Gardner or submit your company information to the Engineering Department (Attention Eric Gardner). A face to face meeting is not necessary, but is recommended.
Q: How do I get a Stormwater Permit?
A:
Click here [PDF] for the stormwater permit steps.
Q: Do the On-Street Cameras record or take pictures?
A:
No, our cameras are only used for Traffic Monitoring, not Enforcement.
Q: Who do I contact about a Blasting Complaint?
A:
Contact Mary Ann Bower with the State Fire Marshal’s Office at (615) 532-5829.
Email: maryann.bower@state.tn.us
Q: Who do I contact about Street Light questions?
A:
Contact the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation at (877) 777-9020.
Q: Who do I contact about Street Signs?
A:
Contact the City of Franklin's Street Department at (615) 791-3254.
Q: Who do I contact about Traffic Signals?
A:
Contact the City of Franklin's Traffic Operations Center at (615) 791-3218.