Planning Documents

There are several key planning documents which guide the development process in Bradley County.  Most of what you would need to know regarding this process may be found in this section.


Land Use


Most questions regarding land use can be found by clicking on "Zoning Resolution”.  The Bradley County Zoning Resolution was first adopted in 1998.  There is also an airspace zoning which protects the airspace around the planned Cleveland Municipal Airport.  Please click on "Cleveland Municipal Airport Zoning” to read this document in its entirety.  Please remember that Bradley County does not enforce private deed restrictions or subdivision regulations.


In addition to the Zoning Resolution, Bradley County has developed an additional set of requirements for mobile home parks and travel trailer parks. Please click on "Mobile Home Resolution” for the entire document.




The Subdivision Regulations will provide all the information concerning the division of land.  It is important to remember that all divisions of land which will create a parcel less than five acres or includes the extension of a road or utilities would qualify as a "subdivision”.  All division of land meeting this definition must meet the subdivision regulations. It is also important to remember that Bradley County’s regulations do not permit lots to be created off of an easement, and all lots are required to have road frontage.


Although, the Subdivision Regulations detail the requirements for construction of new roads, Bradley County has developed private road regulations for some small scale development.  Roads must be constructed to Bradley County standards if more than six lots will be exclusively accessing the road.


Bradley County has also developed Cluster guidelines, which allow for smaller minimum lot sizes in return for a designated open green space.  This design allows for more lots to be developed while decreasing the amount of road that is required to be built.  The Planning Office encourages all developers to consider this environmentally friendly option for their developments. 


 Provided below for download is a selection of our most requested planning documents.

Bradley County Comprehensive Plan


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