City of Etowah                            

A City on the right track


Welcome to The City of Etowah!

We hope you will find useful information here that will assist you in making your
decision to visit, relocate or do business in the City of Etowah, Tennessee - the
Gateway to the Cherokee National Forest.

Etowah is located in East Tennessee on Highway 411 approximately 53 miles
south of Knoxville, 55 miles north Chattanooga and just 15 miles east/southeast
of Interstate 75. Etowah is also at the intersection of State Highway 30 and Highway 411.

Our goal is to make Etowah city government accessible and useful for our current
and prospective citizens. Whether you’ve lived in Etowah, Tennessee your entire life,
or are considering making your future home in Etowah, you will be able to find useful
information about Etowah city government and the surrounding area. Our goal and
pleasure is to serve the fine citizens of beautiful Etowah.


 * Special Notice - In January 2015 the Etowah City Commission voted to approve Ordinance 765, thus creating the Etowah Design Review Commission. This new Commission is tasked to enforce a set of criteria called the Design Guidelines of the Heritage District of Historic Etowah. These Guidelines regulate All construction and improvements related to the exterior surfaces of buildings located within the Heritage District as described in the Guidelines. Click this link to download the Design Guidelines. CLICK HERE

An application for a Certificate of Design Compliance must be submitted before any Building Permits are issued, and any construction, renovation or demolition work may be performed to buildings in the Heritage District (Roughly the Downtown area - consult the map in the Guidelines). The application can be found after page 22 of the Guidelines, or, you may contact the Department of Community Development at: to receive a copy by email.

Legal Notice

The City of Etowah Commission will hold a Special Called Meeting to award bids for the Splash Pad and the Employee Insurance Package. The Commission will meet at 5:15 PM on Monday, Octobert 19, 2015, in the Etowah Commission Chambers at 723 Ohio Avenue, Etowah, TN.

City of Etowah - Request for Bids

Sealed bids for the project entitled Splash Pad and Park Improvements will be received by the City of Etowah at 2:00 p.m., local time October 15th, 2015 in the Commission Chambers of the Etowah City Hall, located at 723 Ohio Avenue, Etowah, Tennessee 37331. At said place and time, all Bids that have been duly received, will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The project generally consists of the demolition and filling of the old City pool and the construction of a forty foot (40’) diameter splash pad.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) administered by the Recreation Educational Services Division, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The Bidding Documents for the project may be examined at the following locations: 

City of Etowah 723 Ohio Avenue, Etowah, Tennessee 37331

McGill Associates, P.A. 2240 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 2, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Associated General Contractors (AGC)

McGraw Hill Construction

Builders Exchange of Tennessee

Bidding Documents are available for purchase on request at the Owner’s Project Engineer, McGill Associates, PA located at 2240 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 2, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Bidding Documents can be obtained for a non-refundable cost of $150. No partial sets of plans and specifications can be purchased. Additional information regarding the bidding of this project can be found at 

Each bid shall be accompanied with a cash deposit or certified check drawn on a bank or trust company insured by the FEIC or a Bid Bond prepared on the form of Bid Bond contained in the Bidding Documents or a Surety Company’s standard form and properly executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of Tennessee to execute such bonds. The amount of the bid bond shall be equal to five percent (5%) of the total of the bid. The bid deposit shall be retained by the Owner if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract or fails to provide the required bonds, as stated above, within ten (10) days after the proper notice of award of the contract.

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish separate one hundred percent (100%) Performance and Payment Bonds. The Performance Bond shall be in full force and effect for one (1) year after the date of final acceptance of the project by the OWNER.

Only bids from qualified bidders will be accepted. In order to be a qualified bidder for this project each bidder shall obtain a copy of Bidding Documents from the Owner’s Engineer, McGill Associates, PA. Bidders must comply with the requirements of the State of Tennessee and be appropriately licensed as a Contractor in the State of Tennessee as provided in T.C.A. 62-6-101. The Bidder’s name, license number, expiration date, and that part of the contracting classification applying to the Bid shall appear on the sealed envelope containing the Bid; otherwise, the Bid shall not be opened.

Neither the Owner nor the Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including any Addenda, obtained from any other source. Each Bidder shall be responsible for the review of all addenda for the project and shall acknowledge the addenda on the bid form.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive informalities, or to reject nonconforming, non-responsive, or conditional bids. The Owner reserves the right to award a contract to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder or bidders, taking into consideration quality, performance and time.