This Sample Code has been drafted for use by small cities and towns in Tennessee that desire to have an organized body of municipal law. It is primarily the work of Don Ownby, but it has been critically reviewed by all other members of the MTAS staff and may be said to reflect our combined judgment and experience. This Sample Code may be used as a working basis for drafting a complete code to meet the conditions and requirements of a particular city. Particular attention should be given to provisions that must conform to charter requirements; for example, the ordaining clause of the adopting ordinace and numerous provisions in Title 1. All provisions herein should be carefully reviewed and revised if necessary to conform to the charter of a particular city or town.
Ownby, Don W., "Sample Code of Ordinances for Small Cities and Towns in Tennessee" (1973). MTAS Publications: Full Publications.