County Offical Info
Kevin Rush
Kevin Rush
Planning Director
67 S. Elm Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931 )372-0070
(931) 372-0071

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all residents of Putnam County, Tennessee, and to all persons interested, that pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order No. 16 and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Open, Public Regular Meetings/Work Sessions of the Putnam County Regional Planning Commission will be conducted via electronic means under further notice. Public access to planning commission meetings will be limited.

Regular meetings will be broadcast live stream on the following Facebook page:  The next meeting will be held via teleconference on April 7th 2020 at 6:00PM.  The agenda and minutes will be posted below under downloadables.  


  • Jere Mason, Chairman
  • Dale Moss, Vice-chairman
  • Mike Atwood, Secretary
  • Jeff Jones
  • Jim Martin
  • David Mattson
  • Ted McWilliams
  • Phil Wilbourn
  • Ron Williamson

Planning Commission Engineer

Patrick Rinks of Richard C. Rinks & Associates located at 30 North Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville. A contact number to reach our Planning Commission Engineer is 931-528-5543.

Commission Meetings

Planning Commission meetings are conducted the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Putnam County Courthouse conference room across from the Assessor of Property.

Important reminder for Developers, Surveyors and Property Owners:
At least eight (8) calendar days prior to the meeting at which it is to be considered, the subdivider shall submit to the Staff Planner of the Planning Commission one (1) digital copy (as a pdf) and one (1) printed copy of any plat of a proposed subdivision.  Plats must be turned into the Highland Planning Department located at 67 South Elm Avenue Cookeville, 38501.