Development Services

Development Services


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The Development Services department is organized into three divisions: Planning, Building/Codes, Code Enforcement.  

The overall mission of this department is “The Johnson City Development Services department is committed to a comprehensive approach to guide and shape quality development in our region.” The department's guiding principles in achieving this mission are as follows: 1) Responsiveness and Exceptional Service; 2) Fairness and Impartiality; and 3) Integrity and Professionalism.

The department's goals are to improve communication processes; achieve consistency in operations; understand and document the roles and responsibilities of each position in this new department and communicate this as necessary to employees, other departments, and customers; build positive customer-employee relationships to improve their public image; and identify the needs and expectations other departments have of Development Services.

Development Services will prepare a newsletter on a quarterly basis to keep customers informed of any upcoming events and newly passed laws and to ask for input. The current newsletter can be found here.

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The Development Services department is proud to announce the new Codes Enforcement Complaint Line: 423-434-5775. This line enables residents and other community members to report complaints pertaining to Johnson City properties that appear to be in violation of Johnson City Code.