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Engineering Department
Civil Engineering Division
Stormwater Engineering Division
Traffic Engineering Division
City of Knoxville
Engineering Department
Stormwater Engineering Division

The Stormwater Engineering Division works with the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) to review final survey plats for site development and construction within the City of Knoxville. The plat review process is summarized in Figure 2-3 of the Land Development Manual, with further information given in Chapter 4 and several of the policies in Appendix C. The Stormwater Engineering Division uses the Plat Review Checklist (in Appendix A of Land Development Manual) to review survey plats.

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Riparian Buffer Zone

The Riparian Buffer Zone requirements have recently replaced the Restricted-Use Buffer Zone requirements for waters of the state within the City of Knoxville. Click here for additional information. The requirements for the Riparian Buffer Zone can also be viewed in the Stormwater and Street Ordiance.

The Civil Engineering Division and KGIS have established an interactive mapping website for city survey control points. The website allows the internet user to locate the nearest survey control points, print survey control data, print maps, compute bearings and distances between points, etc.

KGIS maintains a comprehensive user-friendly interactive mapping website called KGIS Maps with a wide variety of information for each parcel (property ownership, addresses, zoning, CLT map numbers, parcel IDs, school zones, buildings, streets, districts, wards, recorded deed references, political boundaries, city limits, voting precincts) that can be viewed and printed.

Final plat requirements are fully described in the Minimum Subdivision Regulations, which are maintained by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). Section 44-92.2 of the Minimum Subdivision Regulations establishes various requirements for subdivisions to be tied into the city survey control system.

The most common points of contact at the Stormwater Engineering Division 865-215-2148 for plat review and coordination with plans review are:

Plat review, easements, covenants Molly Hyatt or Ben Davidson
Plans review, design questions Chris Howley, Aaron Kline or Boone Hillenbrand
Stormwater quality structures David Hagerman
Covenants document  (CPMSF) Susan Nelson

MPC - Quick Reference Factsheets

MPC has many factsheets to help explain zoning regulations and the development process in simple terms. Many questions can be answered by consulting the MPC factsheets listed here:

Address Certification Naming of Easements Traffic Impact Studies
Administrative Plats One Year Plan Use On Review
Appeals Process Rezoning Process Zoning
Changing a Street Name Subdivision Regulations
Closing a Street or Alley Subdivision Review
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