Superintendant of Roads
Sumner County Highway Department
Judy Hardin, Road Superintendent
1051 Highway 109 North
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-2632
FAX: (615) 452-7335
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Services offered or responsibilities:
- County road repair and maintenance.
- County bridge repair and maintenance.
- County anti-litter administration.
Effective immediately: The County will not pick up brush that is a result of the resident topping his/her trees, regardless of who does the work.
PUBLIC NOTICE: BRUSH REMOVAL
The Sumner County Highway Department is proud to offer complimentary brush pickup to county residents who live outside city limits. Due to the overwhelming number of requests for brush pickup, guidelines
will become effective Jan. 1, 2012. Click here to view the guidelines.
The county will not pick up brush on private roads or private property. The brush must be stacked on the county road right-of-way, not in the road.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the right of way of a particular road?
A: Each road's right of way is different, it is best to call our office to obtain this information.
Q: What is the speed limit on a particular county road?
A: Each road's speed limit is different and several do not have a set speed limit, it is best to call our office to obtain this information. If the road doesn't have a posted speed limit sign, then the speed limit is assumed to be 55 MPH.
Q: Does the highway department install driveway "tile" connections?
A: YES. Call our office (452-2632) and let them know the location where the tile needs to be installed. Have that location marked with stakes. The foreman in that area will go out and see what size tile needs to be installed. That foreman will contact you with the size needed. It is your responsibility to purchase the tile and have it delivered to your property. You will then call and let our office know that it is available to be installed. The foreman will then put you on his schedule to be installed.
Q: Who picks up an animal carcass on a county road or road right of way?
A: The Sumner County Highway Department will pick up domestic and non-domestic animal carcasses the size of a dog and larger.
Q: Who takes care of Hwy. 109 and Hwy. 174?
A: The Tennessee Department of Transportation. Any road that has a number and is outside city limits is maintained by the state. The number for the local office in Gallatin is (615) 451-5822.
Q: Does the county offer brush chipper service?
A: Yes. Residents in the county can call for this service. This service is provided as a supplemental service to county residents who live outside city limits. However, to address the overwhelming number of requests for brush pickup, the following rules
will become effective Jan. 1, 2012.
- Brush must be stacked in the county road right-of-way, not in the road.
- You must call 452-2632 for pickup. You must give your name, address and contact phone number.
- Putting brush in an area other than the right-of-way in front of your property constitutes dumping/littering, which is a violation of the law.
The Highway Department will pick up brush if it meets the following the following requirements.
- Only fallen trees, tree limbs and shrubs will be picked up.
- Cut in approximately 6-foot pieces (this is determined by the diameter of the tree).
- Must have been cut from your yard, not cleared by building, fencing, pasture, etc.
- Stacked on right-of-way (stack like fire wood).
Place in open area away from mailboxes, fences, trees, power lines, etc.
Failure to meet the criteria will result in your brush being left behind.
The Highway Department cannot pick up the following:
- Brush on private roads or private property.
- Christmas trees or any man-made items.
- Brush that has been cleared off of your property from fields or pastures.
- Will not pick up brush that has been pulled, pushed, dragged or dumped. Brush must be stacked.
- Brush produced from professional tree trimming services will not be picked up. Generally disposal fees are included in their services. (If they are a professional tree service they should provide their own removal service.)
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the county will run a brush route and will only visit an area once a month, with the exception of a major storm. When you call in to be put on the list, the dispatcher will need your last name, address and contact phone number. They will be able to tell you approximately when they might be in your area, but not the exact day they will be on your road. Click here to view the Brush Pickup Zone Map
This service is offered on a first come-first served basis. Please make sure that you have all of the trimmings out prior to your call.
Due to the current fuel prices, we will not go onto a road unless a request has been made. To be put on the county brush pickup list, call the Sumner County Highway Department at 452-2632. If the residents don't wish to wait for this service, they can obtain a burn permit number at no cost by calling 1-800-367-3507 before they burn, or take the brush to the Sumner County Resource Authority, 615-452-1114.