Fees and Permits
Planning and Codes Fees
Effective July 1, 2012, the Impact Fees will be assessed at 10% of the fee schedule.
In 1996 the City adopted the Impact Fee Ordinance, Section 8.050 of the White House Zoning Ordinance. Impact fees are used to construct off-site capital improvements for road, park and recreation, police and fire protection facilities that are necessary to serve new developments. Impact fees are paid when permits are obtained. Park and recreation impact fees are only applicable on residential developments. The fees are calculated based on the type of development. The fee schedules are listed in the Impact Fee Section of the Zoning Ordinance, while examples have been provided below.
An example of a new home: Roads - $381, Parks - $396, Police - $282, Fire - $186 = $1,245 (Effective July 1, 2012 the 10% rate will be $ 124.50)
An example of an office development per 1,000 sq. ft. - $929, Police - $374, Fire - $247 = $1,550. A 5,000 sq ft building would be $ 7,750. (Effective July 1, 2012 the 10% rate will be $ 775)
An example of a quality restaurant development per 1,000 sq. ft. - $3,845, Police - $806, Fire - $532 = $5,183. A 7,500 sq ft building would be $ 38,873 (Effective July 1, 2012 the 10% rate will be $3,888)
An example of light industrial development per 1,000 sq. ft.: Roads - $278, Police – $180, Fire - $119 = $577. A 20,000 sq ft building would be $ 11,540. (Effective July 1, 2012 the 10% rate will be $ 1,154)
County Facilities Tax
Please note that in addition to City of White House impact fees, both Robertson and Sumner Counties charge facilities taxes based on the type and size of the building. Please contact the county for more information
Robertson County - 615-384-3666
Sumner County - 615-452-1467
The White House Codes Department issues building permits for projects within the city limits. The only exception is that state electrical permits can be issued for projects outside of the city limits. Permits are required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to construct, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system.
Contact Robertson County at 615-384-3666 or Sumner County 615-452-1467 for permit requirements outside of the city limits.
All permit fees are based on the Southern Building Code-Standard Valuation Charts.
Building Permit One is for new single family homes or commercial buildings.
An example of a building permit fee for a 1,500 sq. ft. house with a 500 sq. ft. garage would be $498. A plumbing permit is $60 while the gas/mechanical permit adds $20, for a total of $578.
Building permit fees for commercial or industrial buildings depend on size, building type, etc.
Building Permit Two is for accessory buildings, pools, remodels, and additions.
Swimming Pool Permit - $35
An example of a building permit fee for a 400 sq. ft. garage would be $70
An example of a 190 sq. ft. storage building permit fee would be $15
An example of a permit fee for a simple remodel for 180 sq. ft. would be $60
Fence Regulations / Permits
Fences do not require permits unless they are part of a retaining wall or a wall constructed of concrete. However, fences are require to be off all drainage and utility easements.