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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
Updated Through
Adams 2017
Baneberry 2017
Beersheba Springs 2017
Belle Meade 2017
Berry Hill 2016
Braden 2016
Brentwood
Burlison 2016
Calhoun 2016
Cedar Hill 2016
Charleston 2016
Clifton 2016
Coalmont 2016
Collegedale 2016
Collinwood 2016
Cross Plains 2016
Ducktown 2016
Ethridge 2016
Fairview 2016
Forest Hills 2016
Gallaway 2016
Gilt Edge 2016
Goodlettsville 2016
Kingston Springs 2016
Lakeland 2016
Lakesite 2016
Maynardville 2016
Millersville
Mount Pleasant 2016
Nolensville 2016
Oak Hill 2016
Orlinda 2016
Paris 2016
Parker's Crossroads 2016
Pigeon Forge 2016
Piperton 2016
Ramer 2016
Rockford 2016
Soddy-Daisy 2016
South Fulton 2016
Spring City 2016
St. Joseph 2016
Tennessee Ridge 2016
Tusculum 2016
Watauga 2016
Waynesboro 2016
Williston 2016
Yorkville 2016
Private Act
Updated Through
Adamsville 2020
Alamo 2020
Alcoa 2020
Alexandria 2020
Algood 2020
Altamont 2020
Ardmore 2020
Ashland City 2020
Athens 2020
Atoka 2020
Auburntown 2020
Baileyton 2020
Bartlett 2020
Baxter 2020
Bells 2020
Benton 2020
Bethel Springs 2020
Big Sandy 2020
Bluff City 2020
Bolivar 2020
Bradford 2020
Brighton 2020
Bristol
Brownsville 2020
Bruceton 2020
Burns 2020
Byrdstown 2020
Camden 2020
Carthage 2020
Celina 2020
Centertown 2020
Centerville 2020
Chapel Hill 2020
Charlotte 2020
Clarksville
Cleveland 2020
Collierville
Columbia 2020
Cookeville
Copperhill 2020
Cornersville 2020
Cottage Grove 2020
Covington 2020
Cowan 2020
Crossville
Cumberland Gap 2020
Dandridge 2020
Dayton 2020
Decatur 2020
Decaturville 2020
Decherd 2020
Dickson 2020
Dowelltown 2020
Dresden 2020
Dunlap 2020
Dyer 2020
Dyersburg 2020
Eagleville 2020
Elkton 2020
Englewood 2020
Enville 2020
Erin 2020
Erwin 2020
Fayetteville 2020
Franklin
Friendship 2020
Friendsville 2020
Gadsden 2020
Gainesboro 2020
Gallatin
Garland 2020
Gates 2020
Gatlinburg 2020
Germantown
Gibson 2020
Gleason 2020
Gordonsville 2020
Grand Junction 2020
Graysville 2020
Greenbrier 2020
Greeneville 2017
Greenfield 2020
Halls 2020
Harriman 2020
Henderson 2020
Henning 2020
Henry 2020
Hickory Valley 2020
Hohenwald 2020
Hollow Rock 2020
Hornbeak 2020
Hornsby 2020
Humboldt 2020
Huntingdon 2020
Huntland 2020
Jackson 2020
Jamestown 2020
Jefferson City 2020
Jellico 2020
Jonesborough 2020
Kenton 2020
Kingsport
Kingston 2020
La Grange 2020
Lafayette 2020
LaFollette 2020
Lawrenceburg 2020
Lebanon 2020
Lewisburg 2020
Lexington 2020
Liberty 2020
Linden 2020
Livingston 2020
Lookout Mountain 2020
Loudon 2020
Luttrell 2020
Lynnville 2020
Madisonville 2020
Manchester 2020
Martin 2020
Maryville 2020
Mason 2020
Maury City 2020
McEwen 2020
McKenzie 2020
McLemoresville 2020
Medina 2020
Medon 2020
Middleton 2020
Milan 2020
Millington 2020
Mitchellville 2020
Monterey 2020
Morrison 2020
Morristown
Moscow 2020
Mountain City 2020
Munford 2020
Murfreesboro
New Johnsonville 2020
Newbern 2020
Newport 2020
Niota 2020
Normandy 2020
Norris 2020
Oakdale 2020
Oakland 2020
Obion 2020
Oliver Springs 2020
Oneida 2020
Orme 2020
Palmer 2019
Parrottsville 2019
Parsons 2020
Petersburg 2019
Pikeville 2019
Pleasant Hill 2019
Portland 2020
Pulaski 2019
Puryear 2019
Red Boiling Springs 2019
Ridgely 2019
Ridgeside 2019
Ridgetop 2019
Ripley 2019
Rives 2019
Rockwood 2019
Rocky Top 2019
Rogersville 2019
Rossville 2019
Rutherford 2020
Saltillo 2019
Samburg 2019
Sardis 2019
Saulsbury 2019
Savannah 2019
Scotts Hill 2019
Selmer 2019
Sharon 2020
Shelbyville 2020
Signal Mountain 2019
Silerton 2019
Slayden 2019
Smithville 2019
Smyrna 2019
Somerville 2019
South Pittsburg 2019
Sparta 2019
Spencer 2019
Springfield 2019
Stanton 2019
Tellico Plains 2019
Tiptonville 2019
Toone 2019
Townsend 2019
Tracy City 2019
Trenton 2019
Trezevant 2019
Trimble 2019
Troy 2019
Tullahoma 2019
Vanleer 2019
Viola 2019
Wartrace 2019
Watertown 2019
Waverly 2019
Westmoreland 2019
White Bluff 2019
White Pine 2019
Whiteville 2019
Winchester 2019
Woodbury 2019
General Law Mayor-Alderman
Updated Through
Allardt 2016
Arlington 2016
Atwood 2016
Bean Station 2016
Bell Buckle 2016
Blaine 2016
Bulls Gap 2016
Caryville 2016
Church Hill 2016
Clarksburg 2016
Coopertown 2016
Crab Orchard 2016
Crump 2016
Cumberland City 2016
Dover 2016
Doyle 2016
Eastview 2016
Estill Springs 2016
Farragut
Finger 2016
Greenback 2016
Gruetli-Laager 2016
Guys 2016
Harrogate 2016
Hendersonville 2018
Huntsville 2016
Jacksboro 2016
Jasper 2016
Kimball 2016
La Vergne 2016
Lobelville 2016
Loretto 2016
Louisville 2016
McMinnville 2016
Michie 2016
Milledgeville 2016
Minor Hill 2016
Monteagle 2016
Mosheim 2016
Mount Carmel 2016
New Hope 2016
New Market 2016
New Tazewell 2016
Pegram 2016
Philadelphia 2016
Pittman Center 2016
Plainview 2016
Pleasant View 2016
Powells Crossroads 2016
Rutledge 2016
Sneedville 2016
South Carthage 2016
Spring Hill 2016
Stantonville 2016
Sunbright 2016
Surgoinsville 2016
Tazewell 2016
Thompson's Station 2016
Three Way 2016
Unicoi 2016
Vonore 2016
Walden 2016
Wartburg 2016
White House 2016
Winfield 2016
Woodland Mills 2016
Home Rule
Updated Through
Chattanooga
Clinton 2012
East Ridge 2014
Etowah
Johnson City 2014
Knoxville
Lenoir City 2012
Memphis
Mt. Juliet
Oak Ridge 2018
Red Bank 2012
Sevierville 2016
Sweetwater 2012
Whitwell 2012
General Law Modified Manager-Council
Updated Through
Elizabethton 2017
Union City 2017
Metropolitan Government
Updated Through
Hartsville (Trousdale County)
Lynchburg (Moore County) 2012
Nashville (Davidson County)