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Codes and Guidelines

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The following ordinances contain information relative to functions and responsibilities of the Department of Economic and Community Development. For specific questions concerning ordinances, contact Planning Division Manager, Sheila Pounder at or (901) 751-5681. (Refer to the zoning map for zoning questions.)

Germantown Code of Ordinances
For zoning ordinances see Chapter 23
For subdivision regulations see Chapter 17
For sign ordinances see Chapter 14
For tree ordinances see Chapter 22
For fence ordinances see Chapter 6

Smart Growth in Economic Development Districts 
Streetscape Design Guidelines: Central Business District and Old Germantown

Design Review Commission Manual
The Design Review Commission Manual explains the principles and standards that the Design Review Commission applies to development proposals. The manual does not reproduce all the specific requirements of the City of Germantown Code of Ordinances and applicants are urged to consult the Code before preparing plans. For specific questions regarding any material in the Design Review Commission Manual, email Sarah Goralewski, Planner, at (901) 757-7295 or Sheila Pounder, Planning Division Manager at or call (901) 751-5681.

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