Planning Department

Bently Thomas, Director of Planning & Inspections
155 Broad Street Northwest
P.O. Box 1167
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311
(423) 728-7107 Phone
(423) 478-8884 Fax

Building Inspections | Stormwater Department

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Welcome to the Bradley County Planning Department. We hope you find this site useful and capable of answering most of your questions. Our office seeks to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all county citizens by ensuring orderly growth and development throughout the unincorporated areas of Bradley County. We are responsible for land use and other policy recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Mayor, members of the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, other elected and appointed county officials, county departments, and all county citizens. These recommendations are to be based on sound research, thoughtful analysis, and the wise use of resources through a combination of established and innovative planning techniques.

We are conveniently located in historic downtown Cleveland in the basement of the courthouse annex just across Broad Street from the main Courthouse. You may enter either from the main entrance at 155 Broad Street Northwest and come down the stairs, or you may enter under the burgundy awning on First Street.


Name Title Phone
Bently Thomas Director of Planning & Inspections (423) 728-7107
Ronald Wilson Chief Building Official (423) 728-7104
Theresa Vineyard Office Administrator & Permitting Specialist (423) 728-7106


Bradley County Comprehensive Plan

Other Planning Documents