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.



Please Follow the link below to apply for a Residential Building Permit


For more info Click Here


Current days and hours of operation are located on the Public Works link to the left.

Begnning January 16, 2017 the city will be operating a recycling center (6) Six days a week. The new hours of operation will be as follows:

Monday - Friday; 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The facilty is located off of Scott Avenue just west of Etowah City School. We are accepting all plastics, all metals, paper, cardboard, used Do-it-Yourself motor oil, latex paints, and many other recyclables.

Please call us for more information. (423) 263-7031


In response to a dog bite incident that occurred in the City of Etowah on March 9, 2016 involving an animal defined by City Ordinance as a "pit bull," the City Administration will be implementing a more stringent dog registration policy. As a reminder: all dogs being kept within the city limits of Etowah must be registered at City Hall. From this point forward, all dogs which are not assigned a specific breed by the veterinarian at the time of the rabies vaccination must be brought to City Hall to be photographed at the time of registration. As a further reminder, all dogs that are of the breeds known as pit bulls, or mixed breed pit bulls, or present the appearance and characteristics of dogs classified as pit bulls and the like, are banned in the City of Etowah by Ordinance #732, passed on October 22, 2012.

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.



Meetings begin at 5:00 P.M.

Location:  Etowah City Hall Commission Chambers

723 Ohio Avenue

Etowah, TN  37331

 JANUARY                                                                 Cancelled

FEBRUARY                                                               Monday, February 13, 2017

MARCH                                                                     Monday, March 13, 2017

APRIL                                                                         Monday, April 10, 2017

MAY                                                                          Monday, May 8, 2017

JUNE                                                                          Monday, June 12, 2017

JULY                                                                           Monday, July 10, 2017

AUGUST                                                                 Monday, August 14, 2017

SEPTEMBER                                                             Monday, September 11, 2017

OCTOBER                                                                 Monday, October 9, 2017

NOVEMBER                                                             Monday, November 13, 2017

DECEMBER                                                              Monday, December 11, 2017

JANUARY (2018)                                                   Monday, January 8, 2018