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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 city name.

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