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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Tennessee Charters and Codes


A charter is the grant from the state which brings a municipality into existence and defines its governmental structure and powers. A municipal code is the compilation of all municipal ordinances of a general and continuing nature, and penal ordinances.

  • Charters by City displays Tennessee municipal charters sorted by city name.
  • Charters by Type displays Tennessee municipal charters sorted by the type of charter.
  • Municipal Codes displays the more than 200 Tennessee municipal codes produced and maintained by MTAS.
  • Sample Codes displays sample municipal codes for three forms of government.

MTAS provides two types of codification services: an annual update service and a complete code service. For more details about services and fees, please visit the codification services page.