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Charters

A "charter" is the grant from the state which brings a municipality into existence and defines its governmental structure and powers. The Tennessee municipal charters produced and maintained by MTAS are linked below.

This link takes you to a view of the charters sorted by type.

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Adams
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2017
Adamsville
(Private Act)
2019
Alamo
(Private Act)
2019
Alcoa
(Private Act)
2019
Alexandria
(Private Act)
2019
Algood
(Private Act)
2019
Allardt
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Altamont
(Private Act)
2019
Ardmore
(Private Act)
2019
Arlington
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Ashland City
(Private Act)
2019
Athens
(Private Act)
2019
Atoka
(Private Act)
2019
Atwood
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Auburntown
(Private Act)
2019
Baileyton
(Private Act)
2019
Baneberry
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2017
Bartlett
(Private Act)
2019
Baxter
(Private Act)
2019
Bean Station
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Beersheba Springs
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2017
Bell Buckle
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Belle Meade
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2017
Bells
(Private Act)
2019
Benton
(Private Act)
2019
Berry Hill
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Bethel Springs
(Private Act)
2019
Big Sandy
(Private Act)
2019
Blaine
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Bluff City
(Private Act)
2019
Bolivar
(Private Act)
2019
Braden
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Bradford
(Private Act)
2019
Brentwood
(General Law Manager-Commission)
Brighton
(Private Act)
2019
Bristol
(Private Act)
Brownsville
(Private Act)
2019
Bruceton
(Private Act)
2019
Bulls Gap
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Burlison
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Burns
(Private Act)
2019
Byrdstown
(Private Act)
2019
Calhoun
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Camden
(Private Act)
2019
Carthage
(Private Act)
2019
Caryville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Cedar Hill
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Celina
(Private Act)
2019
Centertown
(Private Act)
2019
Centerville
(Private Act)
2019
Chapel Hill
(Private Act)
2019
Charleston
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Charlotte
(Private Act)
2019
Chattanooga
(Home Rule)
Church Hill
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Clarksburg
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Clarksville
(Private Act)
Cleveland
(Private Act)
2019
Clifton
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Clinton
(Home Rule)
2012
Coalmont
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Collegedale
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Collierville
(Private Act)
Collinwood
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Columbia
(Private Act)
2019
Cookeville
(Private Act)
Coopertown
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Copperhill
(Private Act)
2019
Cornersville
(Private Act)
2019
Cottage Grove
(Private Act)
2019
Covington
(Private Act)
2019
Cowan
(Private Act)
2019
Crab Orchard
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Cross Plains
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Crossville
(Private Act)
Crump
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Cumberland City
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Cumberland Gap
(Private Act)
2019
Dandridge
(Private Act)
2019
Dayton
(Private Act)
2019
Decatur
(Private Act)
2019
Decaturville
(Private Act)
2019
Decherd
(Private Act)
2019
Dickson
(Private Act)
2019
Dover
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Dowelltown
(Private Act)
2019
Doyle
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Dresden
(Private Act)
2019
Ducktown
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Dunlap
(Private Act)
2019
Dyer
(Private Act)
2019
Dyersburg
(Private Act)
2019
Eagleville
(Private Act)
2019
East Ridge
(Home Rule)
2014
Eastview
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Elizabethton
(General Law Modified Manager-Council)
2017
Elkton
(Private Act)
2019
Englewood
(Private Act)
2019
Enville
(Private Act)
2019
Erin
(Private Act)
2019
Erwin
(Private Act)
2019
Estill Springs
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Ethridge
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Etowah
(Home Rule)
Fairview
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Farragut
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
Fayetteville
(Private Act)
2019
Finger
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Forest Hills
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Franklin
(Private Act)
Friendship
(Private Act)
2019
Friendsville
(Private Act)
2019
Gadsden
(Private Act)
2019
Gainesboro
(Private Act)
2019
Gallatin
(Private Act)
Gallaway
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Garland
(Private Act)
2019
Gates
(Private Act)
2019
Gatlinburg
(Private Act)
2019
Germantown
(Private Act)
Gibson
(Private Act)
2019
Gilt Edge
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Gleason
(Private Act)
2019
Goodlettsville
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Gordonsville
(Private Act)
2019
Grand Junction
(Private Act)
2019
Graysville
(Private Act)
2019
Greenback
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Greenbrier
(Private Act)
2019
Greeneville
(Private Act)
2017
Greenfield
(Private Act)
2019
Gruetli-Laager
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Guys
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Halls
(Private Act)
2019
Harriman
(Private Act)
2019
Harrogate
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Hartsville (Trousdale County)
(Metropolitan Government)
Henderson
(Private Act)
2019
Hendersonville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2018
Henning
(Private Act)
2019
Henry
(Private Act)
2019
Hickory Valley
(Private Act)
2019
Hohenwald
(Private Act)
2019
Hollow Rock
(Private Act)
2019
Hornbeak
(Private Act)
2019
Hornsby
(Private Act)
2019
Humboldt
(Private Act)
2019
Huntingdon
(Private Act)
2019
Huntland
(Private Act)
2019
Huntsville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Jacksboro
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Jackson
(Private Act)
2019
Jamestown
(Private Act)
2019
Jasper
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Jefferson City
(Private Act)
2019
Jellico
(Private Act)
2019
Johnson City
(Home Rule)
2014
Jonesborough
(Private Act)
2019
Kenton
(Private Act)
2019
Kimball
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Kingsport
(Private Act)
Kingston
(Private Act)
2019
Kingston Springs
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Knoxville
(Home Rule)
La Grange
(Private Act)
2019
La Vergne
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Lafayette
(Private Act)
2019
LaFollette
(Private Act)
2019
Lakeland
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Lakesite
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Lawrenceburg
(Private Act)
2019
Lebanon
(Private Act)
2019
Lenoir City
(Home Rule)
2012
Lewisburg
(Private Act)
2019
Lexington
(Private Act)
2019
Liberty
(Private Act)
2019
Linden
(Private Act)
2019
Livingston
(Private Act)
2019
Lobelville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Lookout Mountain
(Private Act)
2019
Loretto
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Loudon
(Private Act)
2019
Louisville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Luttrell
(Private Act)
2019
Lynchburg (Moore County)
(Metropolitan Government)
2012
Lynnville
(Private Act)
2019
Madisonville
(Private Act)
2019
Manchester
(Private Act)
2019
Martin
(Private Act)
2019
Maryville
(Private Act)
2019
Mason
(Private Act)
2019
Maury City
(Private Act)
2019
Maynardville
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
McEwen
(Private Act)
2019
McKenzie
(Private Act)
2019
McLemoresville
(Private Act)
2019
McMinnville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Medina
(Private Act)
2019
Medon
(Private Act)
2019
Memphis
(Home Rule)
Michie
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Middleton
(Private Act)
2019
Milan
(Private Act)
2019
Milledgeville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Millersville
(General Law Manager-Commission)
Millington
(Private Act)
2019
Minor Hill
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Mitchellville
(Private Act)
2019
Monteagle
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Monterey
(Private Act)
2019
Morrison
(Private Act)
2019
Morristown
(Private Act)
Moscow
(Private Act)
2019
Mosheim
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Mount Carmel
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Mount Pleasant
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Mountain City
(Private Act)
2019
Mt. Juliet
(Home Rule)
Munford
(Private Act)
2019
Murfreesboro
(Private Act)
Nashville (Davidson County)
(Metropolitan Government)
New Hope
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
New Johnsonville
(Private Act)
2019
New Market
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
New Tazewell
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Newbern
(Private Act)
2019
Newport
(Private Act)
2019
Niota
(Private Act)
2019
Nolensville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Normandy
(Private Act)
2019
Norris
(Private Act)
2019
Oak Hill
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Oak Ridge
(Home Rule)
2018
Oakdale
(Private Act)
2019
Oakland
(Private Act)
2019
Obion
(Private Act)
2019
Oliver Springs
(Private Act)
2019
Oneida
(Private Act)
2019
Orlinda
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Orme
(Private Act)
2019
Palmer
(Private Act)
2019
Paris
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Parker's Crossroads
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Parrottsville
(Private Act)
2019
Parsons
(Private Act)
2019
Pegram
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Petersburg
(Private Act)
2019
Philadelphia
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Pigeon Forge
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Pikeville
(Private Act)
2019
Piperton
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Pittman Center
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Plainview
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Pleasant Hill
(Private Act)
2019
Pleasant View
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Portland
(Private Act)
2019
Powells Crossroads
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Pulaski
(Private Act)
2019
Puryear
(Private Act)
2019
Ramer
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Red Bank
(Home Rule)
2012
Red Boiling Springs
(Private Act)
2019
Ridgely
(Private Act)
2019
Ridgeside
(Private Act)
2019
Ridgetop
(Private Act)
2019
Ripley
(Private Act)
2019
Rives
(Private Act)
2019
Rockford
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Rockwood
(Private Act)
2019
Rocky Top
(Private Act)
2019
Rogersville
(Private Act)
2019
Rossville
(Private Act)
2019
Rutherford
(Private Act)
2019
Rutledge
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Saltillo
(Private Act)
2019
Samburg
(Private Act)
2019
Sardis
(Private Act)
2019
Saulsbury
(Private Act)
2019
Savannah
(Private Act)
2019
Scotts Hill
(Private Act)
2019
Selmer
(Private Act)
2019
Sevierville
(Home Rule)
2016
Sharon
(Private Act)
2019
Shelbyville
(Private Act)
2019
Signal Mountain
(Private Act)
2019
Silerton
(Private Act)
2019
Slayden
(Private Act)
2019
Smithville
(Private Act)
2019
Smyrna
(Private Act)
2019
Sneedville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Soddy-Daisy
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Somerville
(Private Act)
2019
South Carthage
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
South Fulton
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
South Pittsburg
(Private Act)
2019
Sparta
(Private Act)
2019
Spencer
(Private Act)
2019
Spring City
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Spring Hill
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Springfield
(Private Act)
2019
St. Joseph
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Stanton
(Private Act)
2019
Stantonville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Sunbright
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Surgoinsville
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Sweetwater
(Home Rule)
2012
Tazewell
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Tellico Plains
(Private Act)
2019
Tennessee Ridge
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Thompson's Station
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Three Way
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Tiptonville
(Private Act)
2019
Toone
(Private Act)
2019
Townsend
(Private Act)
2019
Tracy City
(Private Act)
2019
Trenton
(Private Act)
2019
Trezevant
(Private Act)
2019
Trimble
(Private Act)
2019
Troy
(Private Act)
2019
Tullahoma
(Private Act)
2019
Tusculum
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Unicoi
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Union City
(General Law Modified Manager-Council)
2017
Vanleer
(Private Act)
2019
Viola
(Private Act)
2019
Vonore
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Walden
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Wartburg
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Wartrace
(Private Act)
2019
Watauga
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Watertown
(Private Act)
2019
Waverly
(Private Act)
2019
Waynesboro
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Westmoreland
(Private Act)
2019
White Bluff
(Private Act)
2019
White House
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
White Pine
(Private Act)
2019
Whiteville
(Private Act)
2019
Whitwell
(Home Rule)
2012
Williston
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016
Winchester
(Private Act)
2019
Winfield
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Woodbury
(Private Act)
2019
Woodland Mills
(General Law Mayor-Alderman)
2016
Yorkville
(General Law Manager-Commission)
2016