Planning Commission

Planning for a better tommorrow…

Claiborne County Tennessee has enacted minimal subdivision regulations to help manage growth within the County.  The Planning Commission keeps citizens and those interested aware those regulations, provides information on other information affecting property use and development in the county, and documents previous subdivision approvals and public discussion of subdivision regulations as a service to the public. 

The Claiborne Planning Commission normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month to conduct business.  The Planning Commission meets in the Claiborne County Courthouse in one of the courtrooms, located on Main Street in Tazewell.  This is an open public meeting. 

As of 2021 the Leadership of the Claiborne Planning Commission consists of:

County Commissioners serving of the Planning Commission include Whitt Shuford and Stacey Crawford.

Kathryn Baldwin is the Staff Planner for the Claiborne County Planning Commission.  She is available at (865) 755-5349  or email   1956kgb@gmail.com  for questions, and/or to have items added to the agenda.  Claiborne County requires appropriately Category 1 Survey Plats .  Electronic submission of plats is not allowed because the Planning Commission does not have the capability to print full-size plats.

Claiborne County Planning Commission


Rodney Fugate, Chairman
(423) 526-4446
Jerry L. Brooks, Chairman
(423) 526-7372
P.O. Box 1222
New Tazewell, TN 37824
email: rodneyfugate@hotmail.com
Gary W. Estes, Vice Chairman
(423) 851-1110
748 Woodlake Blvd.
New Tazewell, TN 37825
email: garywestes_37879@yahoo.com
Roger Poore, Secretary
(423) 626-1222
805 Burke Rd.
New Tazewell, TN 37825
email: rogerpoore@outlook.com
Jerry L. Brooks
(423) 526-7372
200 Rob Campbell Ln
Tazewell, TN 37879
email: jerrylbrooks@gmail.com
Whitt Shuford
(423) 526-7777
P.O. Box 888
Tazewell, TN 37879
email: whitt@whittshuford.com
Stacey Crawford
(423) 526-7814
207 Bear Creek Rd.
New Tazewell, TN 37825
email: lil_eagle_68@hotmail.com
Cindy DeBusk
(423) 489-9105
P.O. Box 428
New Tazewell, TN 37824
email: cindymomof4@gmail.com
Mitch Edwards

Jeff Neely
(423) 489-3699
814 Lewis Drive
New Tazewell, TN 37825
email: jeddnely53@hotmail.com
Kathryn Baldwin, Staff Planner
(865) 755-5349

Farragut, TN 37934
email: 1956kgb@gmail.com