The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) provides a number of sample resolutions for use by county legislative bodies. The resolutions are arranged according to subject matter and deal with a wide variety of topics. Click HERE for the full list of Sample Resolutions
Sample Rules of Procedure
Click HERE for a set of Sample Rules
for a county legislative body drafted by CTAS. Many counties operate in accordance with Robert Rules of Order. If you are interested in a set of rules more specifically designed for the functions of a county commission, you may want to consider these rules.
County Legislative Body Duties, Qualifications & Powers
Click HERE for a detailed "job description"
for members of county legislative bodies in Tennessee. This links to the UT County Technical Assistance electronic library, e-Li, for information such as membership, qualifications, compensation, meetings and notice requirements, committees, and budgeting and levying of taxes.
Compensation Survey - Fall 2017
In cooperation with CTAS, TCCA conducts a frequent Compensation Survey of all 95 county legislative bodies that includes such information as pay frequency and amounts, benefits and title of the current chair of the commission. Click HERE for the Fall 2017 survey results
Attorney General Opinions
The Tennessee Attorney General frequently offers legal opinions on issues of interest to local governments. Click HERE for AG Opinions
of recurring interest to county legislative bodies.
Case Summaries of Interest
Click HERE for Case Summaries of recurring interest to county legislative bodies.