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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
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 2019
Alamo 2019
Alcoa 2019
Alexandria 2019
Algood 2019
Altamont 2019
Ardmore 2019
Ashland City 2019
Athens 2019
Atoka 2019
Auburntown 2019
Baileyton 2019
Bartlett 2019
Baxter 2019
Bells 2019
Benton 2019
Bethel Springs 2019
Big Sandy 2019
Bluff City 2019
Bolivar 2019
Bradford 2019
Brighton 2019
Bristol
Brownsville 2019
Bruceton 2019
Burns 2019
Byrdstown 2019
Camden 2019
Carthage 2019
Celina 2019
Centertown 2019
Centerville 2019
Chapel Hill 2019
Charlotte 2019
Clarksville
Cleveland 2019
Collierville
Columbia 2019
Cookeville
Copperhill 2019
Cornersville 2019
Cottage Grove 2019
Covington 2019
Cowan 2019
Crossville
Cumberland Gap 2019
Dandridge 2019
Dayton 2019
Decatur 2019
Decaturville 2019
Decherd 2019
Dickson 2019
Dowelltown 2019
Dresden 2019
Dunlap 2019
Dyer 2019
Dyersburg 2019
Eagleville 2019
Elkton 2019
Englewood 2019
Enville 2019
Erin 2019
Erwin 2019
Fayetteville 2019
Franklin
Friendship 2019
Friendsville 2019
Gadsden 2019
Gainesboro 2019
Gallatin
Garland 2019
Gates 2019
Gatlinburg 2019
Germantown
Gibson 2019
Gleason 2019
Gordonsville 2019
Grand Junction 2019
Graysville 2019
Greenbrier 2019
Greeneville 2017
Greenfield 2019
Halls 2019
Harriman 2019
Henderson 2019
Henning 2019
Henry 2019
Hickory Valley 2019
Hohenwald 2019
Hollow Rock 2019
Hornbeak 2019
Hornsby 2019
Humboldt 2019
Huntingdon 2019
Huntland 2019
Jackson 2019
Jamestown 2019
Jefferson City 2019
Jellico 2019
Jonesborough 2019
Kenton 2019
Kingsport
Kingston 2019
La Grange 2019
Lafayette 2019
LaFollette 2019
Lawrenceburg 2019
Lebanon 2019
Lewisburg 2019
Lexington 2019
Liberty 2019
Linden 2019
Livingston 2019
Lookout Mountain 2019
Loudon 2019
Luttrell 2019
Lynnville 2019
Madisonville 2019
Manchester 2019
Martin 2019
Maryville 2019
Mason 2019
Maury City 2019
McEwen 2019
McKenzie 2019
McLemoresville 2019
Medina 2019
Medon 2019
Middleton 2019
Milan 2019
Millington 2019
Mitchellville 2019
Monterey 2019
Morrison 2019
Morristown
Moscow 2019
Mountain City 2019
Munford 2019
Murfreesboro
New Johnsonville 2019
Newbern 2019
Newport 2019
Niota 2019
Normandy 2019
Norris 2019
Oakdale 2019
Oakland 2019
Obion 2019
Oliver Springs 2019
Oneida 2019
Orme 2019
Palmer 2019
Parrottsville 2019
Parsons 2019
Petersburg 2019
Pikeville 2019
Pleasant Hill 2019
Portland 2019
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 2019
Saltillo 2019
Samburg 2019
Sardis 2019
Saulsbury 2019
Savannah 2019
Scotts Hill 2019
Selmer 2019
Sharon 2019
Shelbyville 2019
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
Nolensville 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)