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Section I of this report is designed to assist Tennessee communities considering incorporating as municipalities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive examination of the question, "Should we incorporate?" The report does attempt to respond to some of the most often-expressed concerns of those trying to reach a decision. Included are the major advantages and disadvantages of incorporation, comparisons of the forms of government available to potential municipalities under Tennessee law, and the steps to be taken to place the question of incorporation before qualified voters.


The MTAS publications provided on Trace are archival documents intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered as authoritative. The content contained in these publications may be outdated, and the laws referenced therein may have changed or may not be applicable to your city or circumstances.

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