The Process

Starting a new city in Tennessee is not a trivial effort and requires a number of resources to help with the process. Please review the “Call to Action” page to learn more.

Step 1

Identify Hamilton city boundaries

Step 2

Request citizens to sign petitions (limited to registered voters living within target boundaries)

Step 3

Public hearing on charter and plan of services for new city

Step 4

Submission of certified plan to election commission

Step 5

We vote in special election or general election for city incorporation

Step 6

Hamilton becomes a city!

Step 7

Allow surrounding communities to join.

For more details on the full process, please review the

How to Incorporate a City in Tennessee (Author MTAS)