Driveway Permits

The purpose of the permit process is to ensure that new driveway installations and the modification of existing driveways concur with city regulations as listed below:

  • Single family dwellings shall be limited to only one access point entering the Public ROW.
  • Additional access locations must have approval by the City Engineer. 
  • Driveway widths shall not exceed 35 feet at its outer most width.
  • If a drainage ditch adjacent to the roadway exists, a drainage culvert will be required. The Engineering Division will determine the size of the culvert.
  • Approved material for driveway culverts are concrete and high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). 
  • Headwalls are required when using HDPE pipe.
Commercial driveways typically are permitted through the Planning Commission process. Non-residential driveway locations and dimensions will be reviewed and approved during Planning Commission submittals.

The Driveway Permit application can be found here. The application fee for a driveway permit is $15.

If the proposed driveway is located on a State Route, contact the local Tennessee Deparment of Transportation office for permitting. The local TDOT office for the Gallatin area can be reached at 615-451-5822.